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India Started Training of Special Forces of Afghanistan

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Sunday December 22, 2013

Kabul (BNA) The Indian authorities stated that India has started training of a unit of the Special Forces of Afghanistan in deserts of Rajestan showing expansion of military cooperation of India to Afghanistan on the threshold of withdrawal of the international forces from Afghanistan.
The Afghan military forces have taken part in the military training courses in India for years however this is for the first time that the Afghan Special Forces are undergoing military training with the Indian commando forces.
Earlier Afghanistan urged military equipment from India including the choppers, tanks and artillery and extensive involvement of India in the training of the Afghan military forces.
It is reported that India could not materialize the list of the military equipment sought by Afghanistan so that it do not invite Pakistan’s reaction, however India has taken a greater role in training of the military cadres for Afghanistan.
According to the Reuters’ report, the Indian military authorities have started in the beginning of this month the training of around 60 Afghan Special Military soldiers at its military base in Judehpur of Rajestan State.
The spokesperson of the Indian defensive forces Colonel S. D. Guswami said that these trainings are conducted for combating against insurgency attacks and ant-terrorism operations.
These forces concentrate their training to the operation in populated regions and rural regions under real situation. The Special Forces of Afghanistan has been formed by the US and it is expected that these forces after the withdrawal of the international forces till the end of the year 2014, will take lead in the struggle against the Taliban.

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