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Karzai visits Delhi ahead of US Afghan withdrawal

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (R) talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzai at Singh's residence in New Delhi
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (R) talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzai at Singh's residence in New Delhi Reuters/Saurabh Das/Pool

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India on Thursday for a four-day visit. Karzai has long enjoyed close relations with New Delhi, which is keen to ensure the exit of the US-led Nato troops does not trigger a return to power in Kabul of the Taliban and strengthen historic rival Pakistan. Anuradha Chenoy is an Indian observer of the fragile relationship between India, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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