It is with great sadness that I learnt of the passing away of First Vice President of Afghanistan, Marshal Fahim. He was a brave and fearless military commander, whose contribution to Afghanistan’s stabilization and reconstruction after over three decades of war and conflict will always be remembered. Marshal Fahim was also a close friend of India. We shall never forget his personal contribution to nurturing and strengthening the India Afghanistan strategic partnership. We pray to the Almighty to give the family of Marshal Fahim the strength and fortitude to bear their loss at this time of great sorrow.
March 9, 2014