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India happy with its role in Kabul

world Updated: Jan 29, 2010 00:22 IST
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India said it is “quite satisfied” with its current developmental role in Afghanistan but stopped short of rejecting any offers of an expanded security responsibility as a global conference began Thursday to secure the future of the terror-racked South Asian nation.

“We do not know what is going to emerge out of this conference — depending upon what emerges, the role of India will become much clearer,” said External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna.

“But our role, because of our long-standing relationship with Afghanistan, (is that) we are helping them out in their development agenda of infrastructure development. And we are quite satisfied with the role that we have in Afghanistan,” he said. Krishna added: “We appreciate the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s call for India’s involvement in the emerging scenario of Afghanistan.”

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