PM Modi To Visit Afghanistan – Herat Dam to be jointly innagurated with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

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Herat Province Map
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In a historic 2nd visit with in six month Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Afghanistan this weekend, to inaugurate a dam with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Herat.

This dam is close to Iran in western Herat district, is one of two largest projects developed under India’s development partnership with Afghanistan, which is worth approximately USD $2 billion.

“The completion of the Afghan-India friendship dam represents the culmination of years of hard work by around 1,500 Indian and Afghan engineers and other professionals in very difficult conditions,” Vikas Swarup, Foreign Ministry spokesman told Press of the Saturday visit.

India has been a great support for Afghan Government post-Taliban regime, a near “proxy war” in Afghanistan between India and Pakistan was anticipated by analysts internationally.

Historically Pakistan backed the Taliban — has long been accused of assisting the insurgents in Afghanistan, especially with attacks on Indian targets in the country.