Kabul: A day before it goes to landmark elections, Afghanistan today sought a “more pro-active” role by India to help it deal with key challenges of security and stability and said terror infrastructure “across the border” must be smashed for lasting peace in the region.
Afghan Ambassador Shaida Mohammad Abdali said his country has come a long way in the last 13 years and the elections would mark a new dawn in its aspirations to become a prosperous and stable nation.
“This is a major milestone in our history. This is going to be a great achievement as there is going to be transition of power in a democratic way. This is going to be a great, great achievement,” he told PTI in an interview.
The elections will be held in Afghanistan tomorrow to elect a successor of incumbent Hamid Karzai who had come to power after fall of the Taliban in 2001.
The contenders for the top posts are former Foreign Ministers Abdullah Abdullah and Zalmai Rassoul and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani.