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Kabul Dur Ast

Karzai’s looking elsewhere. Has India lost whatever leverage it had in Kabul?

Kabul Dur Ast
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Kabul Dur Ast
outlookindia.com
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How India’s Helping

  • Committed $1.3 billion onvarious projects.
  • Built the 218-km Zelarang-Delaram highway to enable south-western Afghanistan to access the Iranian port of Chabahar.
  • Constructed the 220KV DC transmission line from Pul-e-Khumri to Kabul and a 220/110/20KV sub-station at Chimtala.
  • Built the Salma Dam power project (42 MW) in Herat province (to finish by 2011).
  • Constructing the Afghan parliament building (to be completed by 2011).
  • Helped expand the Afghan national TV network, provided uplink and downlink facilities over all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces.
  • 84 small projects in areas of agriculture, rural development, education, health, vocational training and solar energy.
  • Gifted three Airbus aircraft along with essential spares to Ariana Afghan Airlines. Also,
    400 buses, 200 mini-buses and 105 utility vehicles.

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