Afghanistan-India air cargo route commences service

Afghanistan-India air cargo route commences service

India Blooms News Service | 19 Jun 2017

Kabul, June 19 (IBNS): The Afghanistan-India Air Corridor was inaugurated in Kabul by country's President Ashraf Ghani on Monday.

The first Delhi-bound cargo plane with 60 tonnes of medicinal plants left Afghanistan capital Kabul, to mark a new beginning in the diplomatic ties between the two nations.

The President said the corridor aimed to create more oppurtunities.

“The temporary solution couldn’t meet fundamental issues of the country in this regard; therefore, steps were taken to implement the Afghan-Indian Air Corridor scheme," the President was quoted as saying by Pajhwok Afghan News.

Afghan Embassy India tweeted: "Operationalization of AFG-India Air C is a significant step towards reaching th target of $1 B trade/yr b/w th 2 countries n th next 3 yrs."

The flight has arrived in India.

Announcing the matter,  Indian ambassador in Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra tweeted: "The first flight from Kabul of the new India-Afghanistan Air Cargo Corridor lands in Delhi."

Image 1: Afghan Embassy India Twitter page

Image 2: Manpreet Vohra  Twitter page

Afghanistan-India air cargo route commences service

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