Sushma Swaraj lauds Indians & Afghans behind Salma Dam; says India will stand like a rock with Afghanistan

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Published: June 22, 2016 9:23:47 PM

Stating that India-Afghanistan friendship is very old and the ties are deep, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that India stands with Afghanistan like a rock.

At a felicitation ceremony on Salma Dam or Afghan-India Friendship dam, Sushma Swaraj said that India will continue to help Afghanistan in its development. (Image Source: Wapcos)At a felicitation ceremony on Salma Dam or Afghan-India Friendship dam, Sushma Swaraj said that India will continue to help Afghanistan in its development. (Image Source: Wapcos)

Stating that India-Afghanistan friendship is very old and the ties are deep, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that India stands with Afghanistan like a rock.

At a felicitation ceremony on Salma Dam or Afghan-India Friendship dam, Sushma Swaraj said that India will continue to help Afghanistan in its development.

“I would like to specially appreciate the hard work, courage and determination of Indian engineers and their Afghan co-workers. Amidst multiple challenges and threat to their lives, they ensured the completion of Salma Dam.”

Earlier, lauding PM Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj for the completion of Salma Dam in Afghanistan, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti today said, “While the India-Afghanistan Friendship dam was under construction for many years, I appreciate the urgency in its completion that was shown by PM Modi and Sushma Swaraj.”

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“During Cabinet meetings, the one person who always spoke highly of Wapcos and the Salma Dam project to PM Modi, was Sushma Swaraj,” Uma Bharti said.

Salma Dam, which was inaugurated by PM Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani earlier this month, has been built by Wapcos, an Indian Mini Ratna I.

At over $275 million, this is the most expensive of India’s infrastructure projects in the region.

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