India-Afghanistan Air Freight Corridor to be operational Soon

The first air freight corridor between India and Afghanistan will be operationalized in the next couple of days, an Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson announced on Friday. The India-Afghanistan air freight service will increase trade between the two countries and also provide greater market access to Afghan products such as dry fruits and carpets. The flight will take Indian products to Afghanistan and will bring Afghan products to India. The first flight will be from Delhi to Kabul and will start this weekend or next week Earlier in May, India and Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding for operationalization of the air corridor. The air freight corridor was first mooted last year during the visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to India. It is aimed at providing the private sector in Afghanistan a platform to increase their exports to India. Courtesy: Sputnik News
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