India will not scale down its operation in Afghanistan: MenonMarch 6, 2010
New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon has said that India will not scale down its operation in Afghanistan.
“India and Afghanistan are stepping up security for Indians in Afghanistan,” said Menon adding that the reports on suspension of ‘Medical Mission’ is false, as per the report of a leading news channel.
“Afghanistan has given us all information on recent attacks,” said Menon
Menon is presently in Kabul to review the security of Indians working on several development projects across Afghanistan.
His visit has come in the wake of the February 26 Kabul terror attack in which at least six Indians were killed and around 10 others injured.
The investigation into the February 26 Kabul-terror attack has already begun with both the Indian team of Home and Defence Ministries joining hands with their Afghan counterparts in probing the attack on the two hotels.
Afghanistan Government has set up a five-member committee to probe the incident.
The bombers struck at a number of guest houses, particularly at Park Residence, rented out by the Indian embassy for its staffers and those linked to India’s developmental work in Afghanistan.
The Indians, who died in the incident, included embassy staffers from consulates in Herat and Kandahar, a member of a medical mission and government officials.
This was the fourth attack targeted at Indians in Kabul since July 2008, when around 60 people including four Indian embassy officials, were killed in a massive car bomb attack on the mbassy building in Afghanistan. (ANI)