Four ITBP commandos, who repulsed an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year, have been accorded the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) on the eve of the Republic Day here.
Saffron cultivation needs lots of land and a lot of labour, but the world`s most expensive spice might be an economic lifeline for Afghanistan with international financial support set to fall in the coming years.
Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said on Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.
Indian aid worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar Antonysamy, who was recently kidnapped in Afghanistan by some unidentified militants, has been located to the Gulran district of Herat province in Afghanistan.
The Indian aid worker, who was abducted from Herat in Afghanistan by unidentified gunmen, remained in captivity for the second day on Tuesday with local authorities yet to get any "conclusive" clues in the case.
Security measures at Indian missions in Afghanistan have been enhanced with both ITBP and Afghan security forces strenthening the defence mechanisms in the wake of the recent attack on the Consulate in Herat.
An Indian aid worker, who was abducted from Herat in Afghanistan by unidentified gunmen, remained in captivity for the second day Tuesday with local authorities yet to get any "conclusive" clues in the case.