Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kabul and underscored India’s determination to stand by Afghanistan during the country’s challenging transition period, terrorists tried to target the Indian consulate in …Read More
It’s a hymn to democracy and an ode to the timeless India-Afghanistan friendship. A dream that was born more than a decade ago has turned real, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurating the India-built Afghan Parliament building in Kabul on December 25.
The parliament building, constructed by India at a cost of $90 million, epitomises the aspirations of Afghanistan for a democratic inclusive future and India’s faith in scripting afresh a narrative of opportunity in the violence-beset country.
In a veiled swipe at Pakistan’s propaganda blitz about Indian consulates being used as listening posts, Mr Modi warned against rivalries and Afghanistan being used as a theatre of completion.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi gearing up to visit Russia from December 23-24, an additional visit to Afghanistan is likely on December 25, on his way back from Russia. If …Read More
ISLAMABAD: Amid a spike in violence in Afghanistan, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and discussed enhanced cooperation to combat terrorism and steps to promote …Read More
Projecting Afghanistan as a narrative of opportunity, India has pressed for enhancing economic relations with the country and underlined the collective responsibility of the region to prevent terrorism and extremism …Read More
Afghanistan has said no to Pakistan’s offer of resuming trade talks without India. Kabul is not ready to have talks without India in the loop. Earlier, talks between the two …Read More
While thanking India for its efforts in helping to rebuild his country, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pitched for a coherent global strategy for dealing with terrorism, and hinted that his …Read More
There is a certain – surprising – amount of unease ahead of the visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to New Delhi. India has been consistently among the largest donor …Read More
“A timeless link of human hearts” was a poetic metaphor that Prime Minister Modi used to describe the relationship between India and Afghanistan after meeting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in …Read More
In a triumph of persistence and diplomacy, India has managed to rescue an Indian aid worker who was abducted by the brutal Taliban militia from Afghanistan’s Herat province. Father Alexis Prem Kumar, a Jesuit priest from Tamil Nadu, returned home on February 22, after months in captivity.
“Delighted at securing the release of Indian Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar from captivity in Afghanistan,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
The Jesuit priest’s release was the culmination of intense negotiations by India through National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. The priest’s kidnapping is not the first time an Indian has been targeted in Afghanistan. In the past few years, the Indian embassy and consulates have been attacked many a time in the past. India has pledged over $2 billion for a host of reconstruction activities in Afghanistan ranging from building roads, bridges and roads to dozens of grassroot projects which have spawned enormous goodwill for India in that country.