Disgruntled Indian ambassador hits out at Pakistan
KABUL - Disgruntled Indian ambassador in Kabul hits out at Pakistan over issue of cross border terrorism.
Terrorism in Afghanistan originates from across the Afghan borders, said the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar at a ceremony in Kabul on Monday, where the Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid also attended.
Two days before the Indian envoy remarks, four attackers stormed the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the center of Kabul that left at least seven dead. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.
“The Afghan National Army is certainly fighting for Afghanistan’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity against very venomous forces of terrorism which originate from outside Afghan borders, and in doing so, what Afghan National Army is doing is not only a service to their nation but also a service to the entire humanity,” Kumar said.
The Indian envoy reiterated that New Delhi is still committed to supporting Afghanistan militarily.
“So far we have trained nearly 1,500 officers of the Afghan army. Another 4,880 personnel of Afghan National Army including doctors and medical service providers have attended various courses in the Indian military and related academies,” he said.
The Acting Defense Minister said some neighboring countries are sending weapons and insurgency to Afghanistan while some others such as India are contributing to the development and reconstruction of the country.
“Some of our neighbors send us terrorism, rockets, and bullets which finally leads to the martyrdom and disability of our youths, but some of our friends such as India contribute in major economic and reconstruction projects including the establishment of dams, the construction of parliament building and solar energy projects for our people,” Khalid reiterated.