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Afghan president inaugurates first air corridor with India

AP  |  Kabul 

President Ashraf Ghani has inaugurated the first Afghanistan-air corridor during a ceremony at the International Airport - a direct route that bypasses and is meant to improve commerce.

Ghani says the aim of the route is to create more opportunities and make an exporter country. His adviser Sediqullah Mujadedi says agricultural products will for the first time head to on cargo planes.

Mujadedi says the first India-bound flight on Monday included 60 tons of natural plants; a second flight will follow, with 40 tons of dry fruits to be sent form Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.

is a mountainous landlocked country and all and depend on neighbouring countries. Relations between and have become strained over accusations of harbouring militants.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 19:13 IST