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India delivers replacement Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan

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on Thursday delivered the first pair of replacement attack to

Indian to Afghanistan, made the hand over to Defence Minister, Asadullah Khalid, News reported citing a statement issued by the

had first delivered the to in December 2015.

Three countries, including India, and India, had reportedly inked a trilateral pact to supply the refurbished in 2018.

has been one of the largest donors of Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan and has contributed almost USD three billion as aid to the war-torn country since 2001.

Four additional Mi-24 helicopters are expected to help the Afghan forces in their fight against the in order to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan.

The has continued their attacks despite engaging in the US-led peace talks and have also refrained to engage in direct talks with the

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 18:31 IST