Ashraf Ghani, the Afghanistan President will be arriving in New Delhi today on a two-day visit, in order to hold “close consultations” on the key issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which India is most likely to accede to Kabul’s demand for the increased military assistance.
Announcing the visit, the External Affairs Ministry has said that the discussions between Mr Ghani and PM Modi will be covering a wide range of “matters of mutual interest.”
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s Two-Day India tour starts today
“The upcoming visit will be further providing an opportunity to continue the close and frequent consultations between the two friendly neighbours, including at the highest level. Such interaction is the hallmark of their strategic partnership and has guided the strengthening of all-round cooperation between the two countries,” the Ministry had said in a statement on Saturday.
Afghanistan has been demanding increased defence supplies, which include lethal weapons from India, which for the first time gave the four Mi-25 attack helicopters to the war-torn country last year.
As per sources, India may have acceded to the demand and further announce such assistance.
Apart from holding the discussions with PM Modi, who will also host a lunch in his honour, Mr Ghani during his working visit will also be interacting with the business community and deliver an address at a prominent think tank in New Delhi.