India helps Afghanistan giving four Russian-made Mi-25 helicopters

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    India helps Afghanistan giving four Russian-made Mi-25 helicopters

    India helping Afghanistan!! In a noteworthy movement in position, India is talking about the exchange of assault helicopters to Afghanistan when Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar visits Indian capital city New Delhi this very weekend (November 7-8) for gatherings with NSA Ajit Doval, sources close to the higher officials affirmed to the media.

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    India helps Afghanistan giving four Russian-made Mi-25 helicopters


    Afghanistan Facing Severe Security Issues

    The visit by Mr. Atmar, who will be joined by Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, is being seen as a “connect” by the Afghan government as it faces an extreme security emergency, and authorities told the media that India is talking about the exchange of four Russian-made Mi-25 helicopters. This will be the first hostile weaponry given to Afghanistan, which has so far been the beneficiary of jeeps, three transport “Cheetal” helicopters and military preparing from India just. Sources said the welcome to Mr. Atmar was stretched out by Mr. Doval amid a phone discussion 10 days back, and that gatherings with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other government authorities are getting all set.

    In the previous couple of years, India has been careful about expanding its vital organization with Afghanistan, especially given the Ghani government’s comfort with Pakistan, and the military and the ISI there, and in addition stresses of a Pakistani retaliation for any hostile weaponry gave over. Angry with being removed of the photo as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani declared the dubious NDS-ISI MoU between the Afghan-Pakistan insight organizations, trailed by converses with the Taliban which were facilitated by Pakistan, India has disregarded rehashed solicitations to hold Strategic Partnership chats with Afghanistan.

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    We could give them some MIGs too as we continue phasing them out.
     
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    strategy is simple.......US nato goes out of Af....isis takesover it . Taliban get cleared then focus on root cause cancer i.e Pakistan. only due to india........ this strategy is in pause mode and isis is in hold mode.but india wont be able to hold it longer coz too much pressure being created to make plan executed very fast.....
     
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    Both countries are suffering from the same headache called Pakistan. Hope Afghans would be loyal to us and we both could take our friendship a step further.
     
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    Afghans are the most two-faced people if recent history is to be looked at.

    India should be wary of them.That being said , this is a good move , stopping them from falling in Pakistani sphere of influence.

    But we should not do too much or they'll start thinking too highly of themselves and demands will increase. When we deny those demands their pride will be hurt and they'll resent us.
     
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    Why India Transferred Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan


    Earlier this month, the Afghan Ministry of Defense inducted three Mi-25 attack helicopters into the Afghan Air Force (AAF). The helicopters were supplied by India and mark the first time that New Delhi has transferred lethal military equipment to Afghanistan. The AAF inducted three of four scheduled Mi-25 helicopters. The Mi-25s will replace Afghanistan’s aging Mi-35 attack helicopters and provide a much-needed boost to Afghanistan’s air support capabilities in the ongoing struggle against the Taliban across the country.

    On January 20, Afghanistan confirmed that three multirole Mi-25 had been assembled and were ready for operational use. The Mi-25s will likely see their first use in the ongoing struggle against Taliban fighters in Helmand province. “We have always been helped by India. The helicopters donated by India to Afghanistan have been assembled and will help us fight terrorists,” Ghulam Sakhi Ahmadzai, deputy chief of procurement at the Afghan defense ministry, told Tolo News.

    The Mi-25 agreement between the two countries was announced in November 2015, when Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai visited New Delhi. India had previously supplied three Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL) Cheetal trainer helicopters to the AAF.

    The Afghan Air Force already has experience with Russian-made Mi-24 attack helicopters and operates five older Mi-35s, that were supplied by the Czech Republic in 2008. The AAF’s existing Mi-35s, however, are not commonly used. As Franz-Stefan Gady explained in The Diplomat in November, the “Mi-25 is a close-air support aircraft armed with a YakB four-barrelled, 12.7mm, built-in, flexibly mounted machine gun, as well as rocket and grenade launchers. It can be deployed against ground troops including armored and slow moving air targets. It can also serve as a low-capacity troop transport (up to eight paratroopers), and be used for medical evacuation missions.” The helicopter is thus well-suited for the AAF’s role in helping the Afghan National Army take Taliban positions with close-air support.

    Unfortunately, given the many challenges facing Afghan security forces in Afghanistan, the Indian transfer of Mi-25s is not a game changing development on the battlefield. Instead, the broader significance of the transfer is in what it tells us about New Delhi’s approach to security in Afghanistan. Despite close ties between India and Afghanistan, New Delhi took until early 2016 to deliver lethal weaponry to Kabul due to concerns that doing so could aggravate Pakistan, which sees increased Indian support for the Afghan government as a potential threat.

    The Indian government, however, is moving away from that old paradigm in managing its relationship with Afghanistan. Indeed, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed his interest in decoupling India’s approach to Afghanistan from its approach to Pakistan when he made a surprise stopover in Lahore just hours after having declared his support for Afghanistan before the Afghan parliament.

    http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/why-india-transferred-attack-helicopters-to-india/
     

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