India Pledges More Aid to Afghanistan

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh vowed to provide more aid to Afghanistan to help rehabilitate the war-torn nation.

    Singh announced the pledge during Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s two-day visit to India that kicked off Feb. 2.

    The Indian prime minister pledged to scale up funding for Afghanistan’s rebuilding, provide more scholarships to Afghans, and further encourage Indian investments in Afghanistan.

    Singh and Karzai also discussed ways to promote stability in Afghanistan in time for the U.S. government’s planned withdrawal of its troops in the Islamic country by July, The Associated Press reports.

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.

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