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India's largest news agency, Press Trust of India is a non-profit sharing cooperative owned by the country's newspapers. PTI's subscribers include newspapers, television channels, the state-run All India Radio and Doordarshan, the national broadcaster, government organisations, websites and several media and non-media organisations. With a staff of 1300 including 400 journalists, PTI has over 70 bureaus across the country and corresondents in major cities in the world.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, before a meeting in New Delhi. PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, before a meeting in New Delhi. PTI Photo

India,Afghanistan demand end to state-sponsored terrorism
New Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) Expressing grave concern at
continued use of terrorism for achieving political objectives
in the region, India and Afghanistan today called for an end
to all sponsorship and sanctuaries to terrorists, in what is
seen as a message to Pakistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Afghan
President Ashraf Ghani expressed their resolve to counter
terrorism and strengthen security and defence cooperation as
envisaged in the India-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership
Following delegation-level talks between the two sides at
the Hyderabad House here, Modi said India would allocate a sum
of USD one billion for Afghanistan's capacity and capability
building in spheres such as education, health, agriculture,
skill development, empowerment of women, energy,
infrastructure and strengthening of democratic institutions.
Both sides also signed three agreements - Extradition
Treaty, cooperation in civil and commercial matters and the
Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of
Outer Space.
"The two leaders discussed the regional situation and
expressed grave concern at continued use of terrorism and
violence in the region for achieving political objectives.
"They agreed that this phenomenon presented the single
biggest threat to peace, stability and progress in the region
and beyond," a joint statement said without naming Pakistan, a
nation that both countries accuse of sponsoring terror.
Stressing that elimination of all forms of terrorism,
without any discrimination, is essential, they called upon
"the concerned" to put an end to all sponsorship, support,
safe havens and sanctuaries to terrorists, including for those
who target Afghanistan and India.
The Prime Minister also proposed to supply world class
and easily affordable medicines from India and cooperation in
solar energy through mutually agreed instruments.
Recalling that India-Afghanistan bilateral development
cooperation has assisted Afghanistan's own efforts for
successful political, security and economic transitions, the
two leaders noted with happiness the recent completion of
major milestones such as Parliament Building and the
Afghanistan-India Friendship Dam.
Both leaders said they looked forward to the resumption
of India-US-Afghanistan consultations in New York later this
The Prime Minister conveyed to the President that India
would continue to engage with the international community to
assist the Government of Afghanistan in all possible ways. PTI