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Afghan army chief to visit India next week, eyes more Mi-25 helicopters

Updated: Aug 23, 2016 17:59 IST

Kabul, Aug. 23 (ANI): Afghan National Army (ANA) chief of staff General Qadam Shah Shaheem is scheduled to visit New Delhi next week and is expected to ask for the delivery of more Mi-25 gunship helicopters from India.

Reports suggest that General Shaheem will hand over a wish list of Afghanistan that will include more Mi-25 gunship helicopters, small choppers and medical emergencies as well as spares for the existing Russian-origin aircraft.

New Delhi in December 2015 had started the delivery of lethal military equipment to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

The Afghan Air Force received 3 of the 4 Mi-25 gunship helicopters then which coincided with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country. (ANI)

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Updated: Mar 22, 2017 12:51 IST

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Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 22 (ANI): The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport by recovering a cache of weapons from a car, according to the Express News.

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Trump to attend NATO leaders meeting in May

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 12:18 IST

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