US calls India's presence in Afghanistan cities 'perfectly reasonable' considering investment

London, Aug. 8 (ANI): The US Special Representative has reportedly called India's presence in Afghan cities of Jalalabad and Kandahar as 'perfectly reasonable'.

According to BBC, Pakistan has accused India of fomenting trouble on its western border through its consular presence in the Afghan cities.

However, India has slammed the charges and said that it is working on trade and development.

Representative James Dobbins has said that Pakistan's concerns on cross-border infiltration are somewhat exaggerated and India's presence is reasonable as it shares cultural and economic ties with Afghanistan.

India has spent 2 billion dollars on development projects in Afghanistan and has strong diplomatic and trade ties with Kabul.

Dobbins has further called for collaboration of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US to deal with the threat of cross-border infiltration, the report added. (ANI)


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