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gadkari: PM will take a call on further infra investments in Afghanistan: Gadkari | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: With Afghanistan coming underneath the management of the Taliban, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday stated a ultimate resolution on persevering with infrastructure investments in the conflict-torn nation will be taken by the prime minister together with the exterior affairs minister after contemplating the prevailing state of affairs.
Gadkari, who’s helming the street transport and highways ministry, additionally stated that whereas many infrastructure tasks in that nation have been accomplished by India, some are but to be accomplished.
Last month, the Taliban seized management of Afghanistan ousting the earlier elected management which was backed by the West.
“We have built a dam (Salma dam)… we have worked in areas of water resources in Afghanistan,” Gadkari stated whereas responding to a question on whether or not India will make further investments in the now Taliban-controlled nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar will take a resolution on whether or not India will now make investments in infrastructure tasks in Afghanistan or not, Gadkari stated.
“As a friendly country, we had discussions with Afghanistan government officials for building some roads (also)… good that I did not start construction of roads (in Afghanistan)… the situation there is of concern,” he advised PTI in an interview.
India has invested round USD 3 billion in totally different welfare and infrastructure tasks in Afghanistan.
On Friday, Modi stated the worldwide group ought to resolve “collectively” and “thoughtfully” on recognising the brand new setup in Afghanistan in view of questions over its acceptability because the change of energy was not “inclusive”.



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