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Afghanistan Seeks Military Aid from India

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is looking for more military aid from India.

The Afghan leader meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi Tuesday evening.

Mr. Karzai's aides say he wants India's assistance to help strengthen Afghan security forces and meet military shortages. Afghanistan is facing a withdrawal of NATO forces by the end of next year.

Last week, the Afghan ambassador in New Delhi told reporters his country would like both lethal and non-lethal military equipment.

India does not currently provide any weapons to the Afghan army, but has trained a limited number of Afghan forces at Indian military institutions.

Analysts say no immediate agreements are likely to be reached.

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