US is in favour of India’s military support to Kabul

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Referring to Pakistan, he said US consistently encourage Pakistan to take action against terrorist groups.

General John Nicholson

New Delhi: Afghanistan has sought more military supplies from India including attack helicopters and US favours Indian support in enhancing Afghan security forces, a top American commander overseeing US operations in the war-ravaged country said on Wednesday.

India has already provided four Mi-25 helicopters to Afghanistan and US Commander General John Nicholson said the country needs more military aircraft to deal with Taliban and various other terror outfits.

Welcoming India’s contribution to restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan, Nicholson said terror outfits like Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad are not only a threat to Afghanistan but to the region including India. He said military training by India to thousands of Afghan security personnel has helped that country significantly which is in tune with the objective of the Nato and the US.

Referring to Pakistan, he said US consistently encourage Pakistan to take action against terrorist groups. 

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