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India's financial aid to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, SL sees dip

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's development assistance to war-ravaged Afghanistan has seen a reduction of nearly Rs 660 crore in 2016-17 compared to the year-ago period while its financial grant to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were also slashed significantly. According to data presented to the Lok Sabha by Minister of State External Affairs V K Singh, India provided development aid of Rs 221 crore to Afghanistan between April 1, 2016 and March 27, 2017 as against Rs 880 crore in 2015-16 and Rs 723 crore in 2014-15. In case of Bangladesh, the amount given by India in 2015-16 was Rs 155 crore which fell to Rs ...

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First Published: Wed, April 05 2017. 22:42 IST
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