PM Narendra Modi inaugurates new building of Afghanistan Parliament in Kabul
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new building of Afghanistan Parliament in the capital city Kabul built by India.
It was inaugurated during Narendra Modi’s first official visit to Afghanistan after becoming Prime Minister. He also named one block of Parliament as Atal Block after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Prime Minister also handed over 4 Mi-25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan Air Force symbolising a shift in India’s position on supplying ‘offensive’ equipment.
Afghanistan parliament building was constructed by India at a cost of US 90 million dollars as a symbol of India’s support to Afghanistan’s democracy and civil reconstruction.
The construction of Parliament building was started in 2009 and it had missed its completion deadlines at least 3 times since 2011. This project along with $300 million Salma dam project (called the India-Afghanistan friendship dam) in Heart province has generated much goodwill for India.