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India announces 150 projects for Afghanistan

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  • November 26, 2020
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India announces 150 projects for Afghanistan

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • Recently, at the Afghanistan 2020 Conference, India has announced about 150 projects worth USD 80 million.
  • The conference was attended by Afghanistan’s President, United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) officials and representatives of other countries.
  • Also, the USA has decided to reduce its troop presence in Afghanistan to about 2,500 by January 2021.

Key takeaways

  • India will launch phase-IV of high-impact community development projects, which include around 150 projects worth USD 80 million.
  • It has signed an agreement for building the Shahtoot dam, which would provide safe drinking water to 2 million residents of Kabul city.
  • It builds on the 202 km Pul-e-Khumri transmission line of 2009, through which India provides power to the city.

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