Former U.S. president Bush calls on India to support U.S. in Afghan war 2009-10-31 16:40:57   Print

    NEW DELHI, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush Saturday called on India to support the United States in its war in Afghanistan, reported the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Addressing a forum organized by local newspaper Hindustan Times,Bush said the U.S. and India should "work together to win the war in Afghanistan", according to the report.

    Bush said that "if the Taliban, Al Qaida and extremists are allowed to take over Afghanistan, they would have a safe haven again", according to the report.

    India has ruled out sending troops to Afghanistan to join the U.S.-led coalition force against the Taliban.

India rules out military involvement in Afghanistan

    NEW DELHI, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- India Wednesday ruled out the possibility of any military intervention in war-ravaged Afghanistan by joining the U.S.-led coalition force.

    "I am saying categorically that there is no question of Indian military involvement in Afghanistan. I do not foresee such a situation, not now or in the future," Indian Defense Minister AK Antony told the media in the national capital. Full story

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