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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

India grants additional aid to Afghanistan

India’s Foreign Prime Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, announced today that India plans to grant an additional $100 million in aid to Afghanistan, Reuters reported. India will work with the Afghan government to rebuild the parliament, and conduct a variety of smaller projects including civil servant trainings.

Additionally, the South Asia Association announced today that it would extend its invitation for membership to Afghanistan, which would make the country the eighth member of the group.

As the relationship between Afghanistan and India strengthens, some are worried about the impact of this alliance on the ever-strained India-Pakistan relationship.

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