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India has agreed to train upto 600 Afghan Army officers every year in India under a pact that President Hamid Karzai is expected to sign with India early next week, highly placed sources have told NDTV.

The program is the first concrete follow-up on military-to-military cooperation under the umbrella of the Strategic Partnership Agreement that was signed between Kabul and New Delhi in 2011 when Afghan President Hamid Karzai was given a grand reception in India.

Under the agreement, India, which has the world’s third-largest army, agreed to train, equip and build the capacity of the Afghan forces.

Sources in the Indian security establishment familiar with the contours of the detailed schedule say Kabul and New Delhi have identified three areas to focus on, namely increasing the intake of officers in India’s premier training institutes; providing specialized training to middle and higher level officers already operating in the Afghan National Army (ANA); and training soldiers in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations.

Over 200 Afghan cadets will be training at the National Defence Academy, the Officers’ Training Academies and the Indian Military Academy every year. This is over and above the 600 serving Afghan National Army (ANA) officers who will undergo a variety of courses.

In addition, company level (100-strong) contingents of ANA will be trained for four weeks at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School located at Vairangte in Mizoram.

NDTV had reported on these plans in December 2011. It has taken almost a year for New Delhi and Kabul to firm up the details.

India however has no plans to send or deploy its troops in Afghanistan as of now.

President Karzai is also likely to sign a pact on allowing India and Indian companies to mine that country’s vast natural resources. Indian companies are planning to invest over 11 bn dollars in the mining sector over the long term in Afghanistan.

New Delhi has also decided to supply vehicles, information technology and sports equipment, a move seen as a paradigm shift in India’s approach to Afghanistan.

So far, India has concentrated on using “soft power” in the development sector, such as helping with the building of roads, hospitals and even the parliament building in Afghanistan. But by offering extensive training facilities for ANA, India has decided to ramp up its involvement, although it’s currently stopping short of supplying any military hardware. New Delhi has also decided not to send training teams to Afghanistan in view of the two attacks on its embassy in Kabul.

The Indian security and strategic establishment has been wary of discussing the Indo-Afghan military-to-military relationship, not least because of Islamabad’s sensitivities. Pakistan sees the growing relationship between New Delhi and Kabul as denying “strategic depth” to its army, and as an Indian attempt to encircle Pakistan.

President Karzai will arrive in Mumbai on Friday and will later travels to Delhi.
 

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Isn't this an old news? I thought Afghan security personnel are already in India for training purposes?
 

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Isn't this an old news? I thought Afghan security personnel are already in India for training purposes?
They are but not such numbers - I wonder what weaponry India can provide to ANA/AAF?

And can anybody give more information regarding this Jungle warfare military school in India?
 

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And can anybody give more information regarding this Jungle warfare military school in India?
ANA troops will be trained in CIJWS in Mizoram,even US marines and US Army's Green berets have been trained in this institute.
250 US soldiers were trained by 2007 and the number has reached 1,000 by now.

AFP: India to train US 'Green Berets' in jungle warfare

60 US marines arrives in Mizoram for training on guerilla warfare | India - Oneindia News

CIJWS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-insurgency_and_Jungle_Warfare_School
 

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What happens when these same afghan soldiers start doing insider attack on indian soil as they are doing with ISAF in afghanistan now.
 

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We should also provide ANA some hardware and help them in becoming stronger to that extent, so that they can counter Taliban terrorists by themselves after 2014.

For country like Afghanistan to became stable, they need Strong Army which can neutralize the de-stabilizing factor either supported by neighbor or whatever.

Hope Afghan gov. recruit troops in large number :tup:

Long Live Indo~Afghan Friendship.




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Under the agreement, India, which has the world’s third-largest army, agreed to train, equip and build the capacity of the Afghan forces.
Dumb Journos don't even know that their countries Army is 2nd Largest in world.
 

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Afghanistan sldiers should take jungle warfare training from Indian maoists.They will give much better training than the Indian army coz these are the guys who have made the life of indian security forces hell in in the jungles of red corridor that they now find J& K much easy posting than the red corridor.:lol:
 
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