South Asia and Beyond

Kabul Asks Afghan Soldiers Studying In India To Return

 Kabul Asks Afghan Soldiers Studying In India To Return

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs has asked all military students who are in India and other countries to return home. Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor told Tolo News that these students will be assigned to the country’s security and defence institutions based on their expertise. “Afghan soldiers in India are assets of Afghanistan, we hope they return to the country,” Takor said. Meanwhile, officials in Afghanistan’s embassy in India said that military students are undecided on whether to return. “These students are afraid of returning to Afghanistan because they have no assurances about their future,” said Abdulhaq Azad, press director at Afghanistan’s embassy in India. More than 200 Afghan military students have completed their studies in India during the past 11 months. Since 2005, India has provided educational opportunities to hundreds of Afghan soldiers.

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