India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday ruled out the possibilities of deploying troops in troubled Afghanistan. she has given this statement on the arrival of US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in New Delhi.
India lend his hand in the peace establishing process of Afghanistan and India stand with US in case of Afghanistan, said in joint media conference of India and US.
As US wants India’s presence in Afghanistan, Defence Minister denied all the possibilities of deploying the Indian troops in Afghanistan.
Sitharaman said India’s contribution to Afghanistan has been there for a very long time in development activities like building dams, schools, hospitals, roads and any institution which the war-torn country may require.
“We are also at the moment training their officials in good governance… India’s contribution has been there and we shall expand if necessary,” she said.
Mattis said the two countries recognized threat to global peace from terror and both agreed that there should be “no tolerance to safe havens for terrorists”.
“As global leaders, India and the US pledged to eradicate this scourge.”
Mattis said both India and the US have suffered losses due to terrorism and “one aspect of this is universally shared by all responsible nations that there shall be no safe havens for terror”.
She alleged Pakistan for terrorising the land of India but the US Defence Secretary did not name Pakistan while talking about counter terrorism.
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