2011 pact will guide Afghanistan ‘military’ ties: India

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NEW DELHI: Ahead of Afghan Army chief Gen Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai ’s visit to India next week, the government said that its ties with Afghanistan would be guided by the strategic partnership agreement (SPA) of 2011. Ahmadzai will reach India on July 27. The reference to the SPA is significant against the backdrop of speculation that Afghanistan may ask for military assistance from India. The agreement says: “India agrees to assist in the training, equipping and capacity building programmes for Afghan National Security Forces.” In other words, India would, if asked, continue — or even enhance — the military support...