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PM Modi assures of India's support for peace process in Afghanistan
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Fighting continues in Afghanistan as gov’t and Taliban meet
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Pompeo urges Afghans to make peace deal
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No part of Afghanistan untouched by India's 400-plus development projects: Jaishankar
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Afghanistan's soil should never be used for anti-India activities: EAM Jaishankar
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