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PM gives 500 scholarships for kids of slain Afghan soldiers

India will give 500 scholarships for children of martyrs of Afghan security forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday as he met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other leaders and discussed a wide range of issues, including bilateral cooperation and security matters.

Modi, who flew in here from Moscow in the wee hours, was received by Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar and Deputy Foreign minister Hekmat Karzai.

“From Russia to Afghanistan. A pre-dawn arrival in Kabul begins a day of engagements with another ‘dost’ (friend),” tweeted External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup.

Modi was then accorded a ceremonial welcome after which he met Ghani who received him warmly at the Presidential palace.

Meanwhile, PM met ITBP officers and men and spent some time with them at Embassy Of India, Kabul.
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