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India sends fifth consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Sat, 19 Feb 2022   |  Reading Time: < 1 minute

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI). India on Saturday delivered 2.5 tons of medical assistance and winter clothing to Afghanistan as part of its humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.

It was the fifth consignment of humanitarian aid to that country by India in over two months. “Continuing our special partnership with the Afghan people. India delivered the fifth shipment of 2.5 tons of medical assistance and winter clothing to Afghanistan today,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted. India is also likely to start the supply of 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan by road transport through Pakistan from next week.

India has been pressing for providing unimpeded humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to address the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the country. India has not recognised the new regime in Afghanistan and has been pitching for the formation of a truly inclusive government in Kabul, besides insisting that Afghan soil must not be used for any terrorist activities against any country.

India has been concerned over the recent developments in Afghanistan. It hosted a regional dialogue on Afghanistan on November 10 that was attended by National Security Advisors of Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The participating countries vowed to work towards ensuring that Afghanistan does not become a safe haven for global terrorism and called for the formation of an “open and truly inclusive” government in Kabul with representation from all sections of Afghan society.

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Kalidan Singh

Feb 20, 2022
Because we are Indians, I am glad we are helping Afghans. I thank Modi and his team; this act is part of our culture. But, we would be very very foolish to assume that a good deed today will produce dividend tomorrow. If we do, in addition to general foolishness, we would have demonstrated the lack of perspective, and a refusal to consider history. Afghanistan is tribal, all relationships outside of tribe (and we are outside of tribe) are transactional. They will take what we can give them, and after that they will support Islamic insurgency in India (as they are supporting the very active fifth column weaponize the burqa wearing controversy). We do what we do, and Afghans will do what they do; holding expectations of reciprocity, fealty, loyalty, friendship, trust - are all ill-advised.

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