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To explore boosting bilateral military ties in the face of the Taliban making sweeping offensive across Afghanistan following the withdrawal of foreign forces, people familiar with the development said. Afghan army chief Gen Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai is likely to visit India from July 27, will provide an opportunity to the two sides to hold consultations on the security situation in Afghanistan against the backdrop of a campaign by the Taliban to capture territory.
A wide-ranging talks to be held by Gen Ahmadzai with the top Indian military brass including his counterpart Gen MM Naravane and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, they said.
Gen Ahmadzai’s visit in India during July 27-30 is expected to provide an opportunity to the two nation’s to assess the security situation in Afghanistan and to look at ways to enhance military cooperation in areas such as training, people familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity on Tuesday.