Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Inaugurates First Air Corridor With India, Bypassing Pakistan

ADVERTISEMENTNEW DELHI — A cargo flight today landed from Kabul to New Delhi, establishing an air freight corridor between Afghanistan and India.
Modi said the direct (air freight) connectivity between India and Afghanistan will “usher prosperity”.
The air freight corridor will give a fillip to the trade relations between the two countries and give landlocked Afghanistan a greater access to markets in India.
The flight was flagged off by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the presence of several Afghan Cabinet ministers and India’s ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra.
Major imports from Afghanistan to India are fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, raisins, vegetables, oil seeds, precious, semi-precious stones.

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