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India, Afghanistan agreed to cooperate in defence
Dec 14, 2013

India and Afghanistan is coming more closer by deepening their defence and security cooperation with the focus on enhancement in training and meeting the equipment and infrastructure needs of Afghanistan National Security andDefence Forces (ANSDF) to increase their operational capabilities and mobility.

During the meet the two leaders also agreed to expand opportunities for higher military education in India for Afghan officers.

Afghanistan has handed over a list of arms and ammuniations for a military equipment as well as sought greater cooperation in building up a battle-capable ANSDF and police.

Further the two  leaders are working on increasing the trade and transport route by increasing the connectivity. The two leaders also agreed to work with Iran for development of new trade routes to facilitate trade and transit to Afghanistan and beyond. One of these is a land route beginning from the Iranian port of Iran and entering Zaranj on the Afghan border from where India has built a road that feeds into the garland highway connecting the country’s major cities.


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