NEW DELHI, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- In a bid to improve the air transport of
war-torn country, India will soon provide helicopters to Afghanistan and
upgrade and refurbish its transport aircraft, state run All India Radio (AIR)
AIR quoted, India's foreign minister Minister Salman Khurshid on board the
special aircraft on his way from Kandhahar to New Delhi, as saying the
helicopters will be supplied very soon, adding, India has also been giving
Afghanistan some logistical support.
The Minister said it is consistent with India's approach for capacity
building in a friendly country and providing training, the AIR reported him as
saying, adding, India is not in the game of providing people large scale
equipment which is lethal.
Khurshid, however, did not specify the number or type of helicopters to be
provided to Afghanistan.
Earlier Khurshid inaugurated the Afghanistan National Agricultural Science
and Technology University with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kandhar, the
AIR said, adding, it is the first Agricultural University in Afghanistan built
with eight million dollar assistance from India. (end)
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