In the midst of expectations of the declaration of the new US policy for the terrorism-hit Afghan state, India and Afghanistan will hold a strategic meeting on Monday. Afghan foreign minister, Salahuddin Rabbani arrived India to be a part of the strategic partnership council meeting with Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. He will also call on PM Modi.
Reportedly, the two nations will talk over bilateral and regional matters. The leaders may also discuss the security situation in Afghanistan and the Indian aide in areas such as development. Afghan media said that the foreign minister will again appeal India to play a superior role in its rebuilding and security.
India is already aiding the war-ravaged nation and a $2 billion cooperation programme has been set in motion. India is been helping in the construction of roads and hospitals and has also allowed its military academies for training Afghan officers.
India’s programmes cover broad areas such as infrastructure, humanitarian assistance, small and community-based development projects, and education and capacity development.