India in discussion with Afghanistan on equipment supplies

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    An Indian civilian and military officials’ team is in Afghanistan as the two countries discuss equipment supplies and are looking to enhance cooperation in this area, days after Afghan President Hamid Karzai raised the issue of supply of lethal weapons with the Prime Minister.

    Clarifying the remarks by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid that India has decided not to supply lethal weaponry, official sources on Sunday said that the two countries were in discussion on all aspects regarding the supplies of equipment.

    “As a follow up to Prime Minister’s discussions with President Karzai, a joint Defence Ministry and MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) delegation consisting of civilian and military officials is in Kabul to discuss all aspects regarding equipment supplies and is looking to enhance cooperation in this area,” official sources told PTI in New Delhi.

    The clarification came two days after Mr. Khurshid said India has turned down Afghanistan’s request for supply of lethal weapons, saying it was not “either in a position or willing” to contribute lethal weapons right now.

    “We are going to help with non-lethal equipment but I don’t think we are either in the position to or willing to contribute lethal weapons right now,” Mr. Khurshid had said.

    During his recent visit to India, Mr. Karzai had handed a “wish list” to Indian leadership seeking greater military and civilian support in the wake of proposed withdrawal of U.S.-led forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

    Mr. Khurshid, in an interview to Straits Times, said there are lots of people who have perceptions about the future of Afghanistan and “if we can help Afghanistan without creating further problems for them, I think that would be a preferred way to do it.”

    India in discussion with Afghanistan on equipment supplies - The Hindu
     
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    India should finance Afghan weapon purchase. Buy from anywhere in the world, we will sign off the cheque.
     
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    no need to give afghans any weapons as americans will be leaving substantial weapon load in a short time.we just need to supplement their requirements
     
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    IMHO, we should transfer primarily Indian arms/weapons, financed by US/NATO, oil-rich CIS nations or whosoever is interested in keeping Taliban at bay.

    One example: substitute the transfer of Russian Mi-17 (from whatever sources) with indigenous ALH.

    Free advertisement pitch as well as good business for our fledgling defence industry. Plus, our weapons designers gain valuable feedback from the ground.
     
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    Yes , two birds with one stone , from one side , you increase the pressure on Pakistan , and from the other side , if your arms are used in the battle field , it will be a great promotion for indian military industry .
     
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    Exactly, that's the idea. Otherwise, Af-stan is too messy business to get deeply entangled into, unless there are substantial gains.
     
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    world also loled at you:p:p:p
     
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    For example we can see the chinese HJ-8 ATGM in all the videos about Syria . The FSA use this material several times to destroy SAA MBT and various vehicules , now it's a battle proven ATGM , very effective materials ... And the outcomings for Chinese military industry are positives , because in few months , they sale this ATGM all around the world ( including Morocco ) .

    India should follow this example, and why not in Afghanistan ...
     
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    Yeah, lets see what stand GoI takes. Fingers crossed
     

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