Find out what all India stands to lose amid its $3 billion investment in Afghanistan

  • As the Taliban has taken over the reins of Afghanistan with Ashraf Ghani fleeing the country, here is a look at what all consists of India's strategic $3 billion investment

  • Salma Dam: A 42 MW dam in Herat. It is also known as India-Afghanistan Friendship Dam and is aimed at generating Hydropower and fulfill irrigation purpose

  • Parliament: The Afghan parliament was built by India at the cost of $90 million and was inaugurated by PM Modi

  • Indian-Afghanistan trade had grown with the establishment in 2017 of air freight. In 2019-20, bilateral trade crossed $1.3 billion

  • Zaranj-Delaram Highway: A high-profile highway built by the Border Roads Organisation of India. Located alongside Afghanistan's border with Iran

  • Besides this India has built several hospitals, schools, research institutes and restoration of historical structure like Bala Hissar Fort


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