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Trump to unveil his new Afghan policy, review India's role in South Asia

Months ago the Pentagon had settled on a plan to send approximately 3,800 more troops to Afghanistan

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

President Donald will address the US troops and the nation on his plans for and South Asia, the has said.

"President Donald J will address our nation's troops and the American people tomorrow night at 9:00 pm (EDT) from Fort Myer in Arlington, VA, to provide an update on the path forward for America's engagement in and South Asia," Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

On Friday, had a meeting with his national security officials at Camp David. On Saturday, Trump said he has taken a decision on his new policy.

The much-awaited policy announcement comes eight months after he became the US President.

Former President had announced his policy in the first 100 days of his office, which was based on the recommendations of a three-member committee.

While Obama's policy focused primarily on and Pakistan, the Trump Administration during its policy review looked into possibilities of role and responsibilities of

Last week, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had said that Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Months ago the Pentagon had settled on a plan to send approximately 3,800 additional troops to help strengthen the Afghan army, which is stuck in what some call a deteriorating stalemate with the Taliban insurgency.

Afghanistan has been battling insurgency for more than a decade. The Taliban offensive against the west-backed government in the country increased this summer.

First Published: Mon, August 21 2017. 08:17 IST