Seeking enhanced corporation with India in Afghanistan, a bipartisan group of American senators have introduced a legislative amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) – 2018 in the US Senate.
The amendment will also increase the role of New Delhi in helping the Afghan security forces, PTI reports. India is one of the biggest providers of developmental assistance to Kabul.
If passed by the Senate and implemented by the US and India, the amendment will increasing India’s role in assisting the Afghan security forces through logistics, threat analysis, intelligence, material, and maintenance support.
“Improve the provision by India of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance to Afghanistan, including through the provision of logistics support by India, joint training between Afghanistan and India, and combined military planning by Afghanistan and India for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in Afghanistan,” the amendment says.