Modi government on 11th Sept kickstarted the process by approving 116 additional development projects across 31 provinces in the war-torn country.
New Delhi will also provide assistance to Afghan defence forces, besides extending 500 scholarships to the kin of deceased Afghan soldiers battling Taliban and other terrorist groups.
At the second meeting of the India- Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Council, co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbai, both countries agreed to step up security cooperation.
Additionally, there would be trade and people to people contacts by relaxing visa regime.
India and Afghanistan jointly agreed to embark on a "new development partnership" in keeping with Afghanistan's priorities.
New development projects would involve building a drinking water supply system for Kabul, low-cost housing for returning refugees, a water supply network for Charikar city, and a polyclinic in Mazar-e-Sharif.
Both ministers jointly agreed to embark on a New Development Partnership in keeping with the priorities of Afghanistan and the main focus will continue on building governance and democratic institutions; human resource capacity and skill development.
Both countries also signed Motors Vehicle Agreement to pave the way for overland transit. India will also supply wheat to Afghanistan in the coming weeks via Chabahar port.Afghanistan: Know More
- Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
- The country has a population of 33 million, making it the 42nd most populous country in the world.
- Capital: Kabul
- President: Ashraf Ghani
- Currency: Afghan afghani
- Capital and largest city: Kabul
- Points of interest: Shrine of Ali, Darul Aman Palace,