Pakistan to train Afghan military officials

Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed to send a group of military officers to Pakistan for training.


Express July 01, 2010

Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed to send a group of military officers to Pakistan for training.

Afghan and Pakistani officials believed that this significant policy shift signals deepening relations between the two neighbours.

The move was important for Pakistan as the two neighbours have become increasingly convinced that the US war effort in Afghanistan is faltering. Afghan officials said that Karzai has begun to see Pakistan as a necessary ally in ending the war through negotiations with the Taliban.

"This is meant to demonstrate confidence to Pakistan, in the hope of encouraging them to begin a serious consultation and conversation with us on the issue of [the] Taliban," Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Karzai's national security adviser, said regarding the training agreement.

COMMENTS (6)

Naz Ebr | 11 years ago | Reply The Afghan goverment wants to do that for restoring good diplomatic relations with Pakistan, otherwise, they have much more high-technique, well-trained and equiped armies of the world to train their army. Pakistan too depends on US trainers when it comes to train their forces againes gurilla war in the its western border.
Mustafa | 11 years ago | Reply 25 years ago Pakistan trained Al Q and now Afghan military. Later they will try to have a war with Pakistan. Don't train them !!
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