India-Afghanistan: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India to build Shahtoot dam in Afghanistan

Published: November 28, 2020

The Union Minister of External Affairs Shri S Jaishankar recently announced at the Geneva Donors conference that India is to construct the Shahtoot Dam across the Maidan river, a tributary of river Kabul in Afghanistan. The negotiations to build the dam across the river began in 2016. In 2016, India had funded for the Salma ..

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US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq withdrawn partially

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, the US Government announced that the US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq will be reduced. The US forces in Afghanistan is to be reduced from 4,500 to 2,500 and in Iraq from 3,000 to 2,500. NATO on withdrawal of troops According to NATO, by withdrawing forces, the United States is putting ..

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Iran drops off India from Chabahar Rail Project

Published: July 14, 2020

On July 14, 2020, the Iranian Government announced that it is to move ahead with construction of rail line from Chabahar port to Zahedan on its own. According to the Iranian Government, the decision was taken due to the delays in funding for the project from Indian side. Highlights The Iranian Government is to complete ..

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Seasoned Envoys appointed to India’s Kabul and Dhaka missions

Published: July 13, 2020

On July 12, 2020, PM Modi appointed two seasoned envoys to Bangladesh and Afghanistan Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami, a 1992 batch IFS (Indian Foreign Service) officer has been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh. The officer had earlier handled ties with Myanmar and Bangladesh as additional secretary. He had handled SAARC related issues in the ..

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India-Afghanistan sign MoUs

Published: July 6, 2020

On July 5, 2020, India and Afghanistan signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to develop educational infrastructure in four provinces of Afghanistan. Highlights The five MoUs were signed under the High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) that are being implemented by the Indian Government in Afghanistan. The agreement was signed by the Indian Ambassador Vinay ..

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