27 April, 2007 (FIDSNS)
There is no proposal to send Indian Army to Afghanistan to train Afghan troops as per an Indian external affairs spokesman.
This was in reaction to false media reports stating that Indian Army would be leaving for Kabul in a few months to train the Afghan National Army (ANA). Media quoted a high level military official. Media also claimed that the team would be in Afghanistan in May to conduct infantry and education corps related training.
”Defence establishments in India hold training programmes from time-to-time for military personnel from other countries, including Afghanistan.
However, there is no proposal to send Indian army personnel to Afghanistan for training the Afghan army,” the spokesman said.