'India ready to give aid to Afghanistan'

Published: 22nd May 2013 09:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2013 09:07 AM   |  A+A-

India has told visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai that the country was ready to provide increased aid for Afghanistan, which is now undergoing a transition period.

President Pranab Mukherjee conveyed the message during his meeting with Karzai who also held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later on Tuesday evening.  Shaida M Abdali, Afghan ambassador to India, had Earlier sought military aid, both lethal and non-lethal, from India. The Afghan president visit comes amid growing border tension with Pakistan.


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