India is one of the biggest donors to war-torn Afghanistan since Waving off the flight were Mohammad Afzal Hadeed, chairman of the provincial council of Balkh province and Manjish Grover, consul general of India in Mazar-e Sharif, the statement said. The second Afghan city to be linked to New Delhi is Herat in the west. According to Indian officials, the flight connections are expected to be used by those Afghans seeking medical treatment in India and business travellers. Since the ouster of Taliban from Kabul in , India has emerged as one of the biggest donors to Afghanistan, helping in rehabilitation and aid. New Delhi which signed a strategic partnership pact with Afghanistan in , has been largely focussed on rendering economic assistance to the war-ravaged country.
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Context: CRS began supporting development efforts in Afghanistan in as a member of the Caritas Network, and began direct operations in Afghanistan in early CRS maintains an administrative office in Kabul, four provincial offices throughout the country Herat, Ghor, Bamiyan and Daykundi and several sub-offices within each province of operation. CRS Afghanistan does direct program implementation and has more than national staff and 10 international staff. The Strategic Program Plan for Afghanistan supports the people of Afghanistan to realize their full human potential and live in dignity.
They were once also considered, but not built, as a solution to a long-simmering conflict west of here between Armenia and Azerbaijan, also involving Central Asian energy. Enemies forced to share energy infrastructure are as likely to blow it up or shut off supplies as make peace, experience in Eastern Europe has shown. Ukraine and Russia, for example, fought two so-called gas wars over prices and transit fees before a real war broke out in Gazprom, the Russian natural gas monopoly, has found no backing for its proposed trans-Korean gas pipeline crossing the Demilitarized Zone, which it says would ease tensions.
Earlier, the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul said initial reports indicated the attack was carried out by a member of the Afghan security forces. It had not released the nationality of the service members. The Czech ministry said in a statement that the two injured soldiers had been taken to Bagram military hospital and did not face life-threatening injuries. The attack was on a vehicle, it said but gave no further details although a spokeswoman said the incident occurred on a base. The Czech ministry and local officials said the attack happened in Shindand district to the south of Herat city, an area with heavy Taliban presence.