Indian Role in Afghanistan

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    An Afghan man pulls a cart as his young brother helps during a rainy day in Kabul on April 1, 2009.

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    U.S. Marines fire 120mm mortars on Taliban positions on April 3, 2009 in Now Zad in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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    Afghan policemen at a police station in Naray, in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province on April 13, 2009.

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    Newly-graduated Afghan National Army soldiers sit during a graduation ceremony of about 1,100 officers and soldiers at the Afghan National Army training center in Kabul on May 7, 2009.

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    Winner of the Mr. Afghanistan contest, Shukrullah from the Helmand province, flexes his muscles for the judges during the competition in Kabul on June 2, 2009. Under the Taliban regime, the Mr. Afghanistan contest was banned as sportsmen were forbidden to appear partially naked in public.

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    An Afghan vendor arranges mangoes for his customers in Kabul on June 4, 2009.

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    A worker pressure washes parts on a U.S. CH-47 Chinook helicopter on June 25, 2009 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The helicopter is part of the 3rd Battalion of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade which is providing air support for troops fighting Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan.

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    Afghan potter Khiyal Mohammad, works at his craft in the Shomali plains, north of Kabul on June 30, 2009.

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    U.S. Marines from 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, RCT 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Echo Co. meet with Afghan villagers who returned to the area in Mian Poshteh, Afghanistan after the Marines drove Taliban fighters from the center of the village on July 5, 2009.

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    Afghan farmers harvest their wheat crop in a field in the Shomali plains, about 30 kms north of Kabul on July 8, 2009.

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    A man stands on the river bank in the village of Garm, some 250km from Dushanbe, on July 12, 2009.

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    An Afghan Kochi tribesman holds a picture of former Afghan finance minister and then-presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai during an election campaign rally in Kabul on July 23, 2009.

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    Afghan brides sit during a mass marriage ceremony of 50 Afghan couples in Herat province on Aug. 7, 2009.

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    An Afghan man rubs his eyes waiting for his breakfast at a tea house decorated with pictures of provincial election candidates in the old city of Herat on Aug. 16, 2009.

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    Swan paddle boats sit at the edge of one of the six lakes that make up Band-E-Amir National Park on Sept. 6, 2009. Located in the province of the Bamiyan Buddhas, in central Afghanistan, the park was declared Afghanistan's first National Park on April 22, 2009. Its designation as a National Park will allow Afghanistan to apply for international recognition of Band-e-Amir as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Band-e-Amir has been a destination for Afghan tourists since at least the early 1950s, but tourism significantly declined during the 20 years of wars and Taliban rule.

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    Pupils sitting on the floor listen to their teacher on Oct. 11, 2009 at Nasoana school in Kabul, where some 3,500 pupils attend lessons. The school is mainly made of tents, or rooms with missing windows and no heating.

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    An Afghan man drives a horse cart to pick up bricks ready for firing in the brick oven on Nov. 6, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Brick factories are an economical, business that is still thriving. The land used is dry and barren which is perfect for the making of bricks providing work almost all the year round. A few years ago all factories changed from wood to coal causing further problems with pollution, the factories have been pushed out of the city limits because of this issue.

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    An Afghan boy works with other young laborers loading bricks onto a truck on Oct. 16, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Child labor is common at the brick factories where the parents already employed and desperate to make more money enlist their children to help doing the easy jobs.

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    Afghan women harvest tomatoes after farm crops were damaged by a spell of cold weather in Badam Bagh farm run by the private National Organization of Women and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development on the outskirts of Kabul on Oct. 26, 2009.

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    A man passes by Darul-Aman palace Oct. 31, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Darul-Aman Palace was once the masterpiece of Kabul built by King Amanullah in the 1920s but today lies in ruins after years of unrest in the country.

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    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Frontpage | Quiet trip to Afghanistan

    Good quiet backyard diplomacy at work!
     
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    ok siit back and relax i sense a statement from the GoP soon or a rant from Sir zaid hamid
     
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    We need to remain engaged with the Afgan authorities long after the US/NATO troops have withdrawn.
    These engagement have to be necessarily low key due to the senstivities of some people involved.
     

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