India's efforts in Afghan pose no harm to Pak: US

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Ian Kelly
Washington, Oct 20: The United States has rejected Pakistan's allegations that the Indian development efforts in Afghanistan may pose security threat to it.

Speaking to reporters, State Department spokesman, Ian Kelly said, "I don't see how helping Afghanistan develop its economy and its infrastructure could be seen as a security threat to any other country in the region."

When asked about Pakistan allegations, Kelly said, "On the contrary, a stable and more prosperous Afghanistan is only going to contribute to regional stability."

"I think, you know, the main thing is that we all conduct this in full transparency, that any side that is contributing towards the reconstruction of Afghanistan, that we do so in a cooperative way, we share as much information as possible," Kelly added.

India is one of the largest donors to Afghanistan post-Taliban. It is not only involved in some of the massive developmental projects currently being undertaken in Afghanistan, but also has contributed aides to the amount of more than USD 1.3 billion.

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