Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to discuss increased military aid with Indian officials during his visit this week to New Delhi.
The trip, which begins Monday, follows recent cross-border clashes between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A spokesman for the Afghan president says Mr. Karzai will ask for assistance for the strengthening of the country's military and security institutions.
Afghanistan and India signed a strategic partnership in 2011 which included India's training of Afghan forces as they prepare to takeover security from foreign troops in 2014.
Pakistan has also offered a strategic partnership to Afghanistan, but little progress has been made on the pact.
Earlier this month, border guards from Pakistan and Afghanistan exchanged fire at a mountainous shared-border region. Both sides accuse the other of firing first.
Tensions are high between the neighbors over the deadly cross-border attacks, as well as, accusations by both that the other is harboring militant groups that easily cross the border and launch deadly attacks.