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Afghanistan has no secret agreements with India, says top official

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  1. RISING SUN

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    Afghanistan has no secret agreements with India, says top official
    Afghanistan has no secret agreements with India on any issue, a top aide of the Afghan president said urging Pakistan to not create hurdles in India’s reconstruction efforts in the war-torn country.

    Citing an example of Pakistan’s behaviour in creating hurdles, Homayun Qayoumi, chief advisor to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, said Pakistan did not allow Kabul to get the gates of a hydro-electric dam from India.

    “...since Pakistan did not allow - did not want to allow - any products from India to Afghanistan to go through Pakistan, it had to be actually air-floated through Iran, and I think some parts even through Azerbaijan,” he said adding that the entire process took nearly six months.

    During a discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies here last week, Qayoumi said Afghanistan’s ties with India had been “historic” and “strictly economic and cultural.”

    “Afghanistan has no secret agreements with India on any topic. All of our relationship has been very much transparent and very much on economic and regional cooperation,” he said.

    He said if India, Pakistan and Afghanistan could have some agreements, it will enhance trade for the three countries. It will also have a major impact on poverty reduction in Pakistan.

    “Pakistan has been trying to drag, at least in rhetoric, the issues and challenges that they have with India as Afghanistan being part of that issue,” Qayoumi added.

    The official lauded India’s development projects in Afghanistan. “The hydro-electric dam, the first dam that closed after 40 years, was supported by the Indian government. Right now, the package of aid that they have promised Afghanistan is about a billion dollars for a series of projects,” he said.

    Last year, India waived tariffs helping Afghan export more products, such as fruits.

    “Our hope is that Pakistan sees that a stable and prosperous Afghanistan adds to the stability and prosperity of Pakistan, rather than seeing this win-lose situation, which is not helping Pakistan, and not helping the whole area,” he said.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...op-official/story-brnMrUZrBp0I60qKK9s8jM.html
     
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    If it takes six months to get stuff from India, then its neither Pakistan's problem nor Pakistan created problem. It is our right to allow or disallow any objects to pass through our country. When you enter into business agreements with our enemy, you should consider all these factors before hand or buy from someone who could deliver quickly.
     
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    I'm afraid this statement will have opposite effect what is desired, People who are paranoid will look for conspiracy in every nook and corner.
     
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    Good lol. Deserved it.
     
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    India is an enemy of Afghans it pits one faction against another while Pakistan is trying to mend fences b/w different parties.
     
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    What about NDS and RAW ?
     
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    Build a wall and fence to keep them at bay. Rest is not our problem because Our enemy's friend is our enemy. Afghans and Indians are best suited for each other's friendship. Lets see who will bite first.
     
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    Then build a wall along Iran also.
     
  10. JOEY TRIBIANI

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    Lolz why so serious ?:sarcastic:
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    We wont allow india to trade through Pakistan + we wont let afghan gov to do trade through Pakistan & have brotherly relations with baniya .:)
     
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    Afghans are there own enemy .....Even if no india they will not be friendly with pakistan ..Whatever we try...Pakistan is there lifeline and yet they curse pakistan day and night
     
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    Iranians are smarter than afghans. So we don't need any. For india, after fencing Bangladesh go fence China,Bhutan and Nepal as well. We need a complete fenced india for mutual benefits of entire region.
     
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    India has built an alternate route to Afghanistan via Chahbahar and by this new route even arms and ammunition can be exported which was not possible via Pakistan. Baniya kabhi ghate ka souda nahi karta. ;)
     
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    Lolz ok . will see if iran will allow it. Then again tum phir bhul gaye baniye southern Afghanistan Taliban ke control may ha :) .
     
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    Yes Iranians are very smart people. That's why they are letting us use their soil and water to reach Afghanistan. While Pakistan fences durand line to stop the flow of Pashtuns, Afghans are fencing the rivers with money from India.