India-Afghanistan Current Affairs - 2019

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Bulletin: India delivers First Pair of Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan

India recently handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan. The helicopters were formally handed over by Indian Ambassador to the acting Minister of National Defence of Afghanistan at Kabul Air Force base. Key Highlights Background: Under a tripartite agreement in 2018, India had agreed to finance purchase of four attack helicopter from Belarus and Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Afghanistan Launches New Export Route to India through Chabahar Port

Afghanistan has launched a new export route to India through the through the Chabahar Port of Iran. 23 trucks carrying 57 tonnes of dried fruits, textiles, carpets and mineral products were dispatched from western Afghan city of Zaranj to Iran’s Chabahar port. The consignment would be then shipped to Mumbai. Chabahar port is seen as Read More…

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India-Afghanistan: Cabinet approves Cooperation Arrangement in food safety and related areas

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of Cooperation Arrangement between India and Afghanistan for cooperation in the field of food safety and related areas. The agreement will be singed between Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) and Ministry of Agriculture, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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India and Afghanistan launch 2nd air cargo route linking Kabul with Mumbai

The second India-Afghanistan air cargo route linking Kabul to Mumbai was officially inaugurated at Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul. It is expected to boost export of fresh fruits and medicinal plants from Afghanistan. The launch of second route follows the success of the first air corridor between both countries linking Kabul-New Delhi that was Read More…

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India sends first wheat shipment to Afghanistan via Chabahar por

India has flagged off shipment of wheat for Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port. It was flagged off from Kandla port in Gujarat by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani through video conferencing. Key Facts Chabahar port is strategically located in Sistan-Balochistan province on energy-rich Iran’s southern coast in Gulf of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Afghanistan for Cooperation on Police Training and Development

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Afghanistan on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development. The MoU has been approved for period of five years from date of signing. It can be extended for further period of 5 years on condition that are not further changes and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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2nd India-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Council held in New Delhi

The second edition of India-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Council was held in New Delhi. The meeting was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani. During the meeting, both countries exchanged four pacts in areas of health, transport (motor vehicles agreement), space and new development partnership. Key Takeaways from Council meeting The Council Read More…

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