Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- May 21, 2013

Karzai In Delhi Set To Push For India Military Aid -- BBC

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India to press for more military aid, ahead of the withdrawal of Nato-led forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

He is set to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as President Pranab Mukherjee.

India already trains some Afghan military officers, but there has been little assistance in terms of hardware.

Last November, Delhi signed mining and development deals and pledged $2bn (£1.3bn) in assistance to Kabul.

Correspondents say the two countries are strengthening their ties as the US and its Nato allies prepare to leave Afghanistan next year.

Mr Karzai's spokesman said that on this trip Afghanistan would seek "all kinds of assistance from India in order to strengthen our military and security institutions".

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More News On Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, May 21st -- ISAF
ISAF Statement on Media Report of 500 -1,000 Insurgents in Helmand Attacking Check Points -- ISAF
Pakistani and Chechen rebels attack police check post in Helmand -- Khaama Press
Afghan bomb: Policemen killed in Herat blast -- BBC
Roadside bomb kills six policemen in Afghanistan -- DAWN/AP
Heavy explosion in Herat kill or injure 9 Afghan police officers -- Khaama Press
11 Afghan police killed in latest violence -- Global Post/AFP
Seven Afghan police killed amid fresh attacks -- Al Jazeera
US drone attack kills 8 in eastern Afghanistan -- Press TV (Iran)

Pentagon wants $79.4B for Afghanistan War in 2014 -- Navy Times
Pentagon requests $US79bn for Afghanistan -- The Australian

Afghan leader to push for Indian military aid -- Global Post/AFP
Afghanistan Seeks Military Aid from India -- Voice of America
Afghan president Hamid Karzai to seek military aid as he arrives in India -- The Guardian
Washington welcomes India’s bilateral assistance to Afghanistan -- Khaama Press

Afghanistan: Surge in Women Jailed for ‘Moral Crimes’ -- Human Rights Watch
UN urges Afghan government to adopt law on protection of women -- Stars and Stripes
Afghanistan's Women Increasingly Jailed For 'Moral Crimes' -- Huffington Post/AP

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