- Afghanistan wants to buy military hardware from India, including used MiG-21 fighters, T-72 tanks equipment important for command and control
- Afghans approached the problem in a larger geopolitical perspective, involving a deeper and simultaneous engagement with India, Russia and China
- Indian officials told that New Delhi had held talks with China, Japan and Iran to find ways to fund Afghan security demands, with a price tag of around $4 billion a year.
- Analysts point out that the focus of Afghanistan on India, Russia and China to fortify its strategic interests comes at a time of a sharp deterioration of ties between Washington and Moscow
- However, India would not be in a position to fly these equipment over Pakistani airspace for any repairs in Indian military establishments
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/afghanistan-takes-long-view-with-india-russia-china/article6091195.ece
- India Afghanistan Bilateral Relations
- Defence Requirements of Afghanistan