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“We want a friendly relationship but not to be under Pakistan’s thumb,” said Hamid Karzai.
Karzai also asked New Delhi “to do more” in defence cooperation with Afghanistan.
The case also involved Mahmoud Karzai, the brother of Ghani’s predecessor president Hamid Karzai.
Karzai took over the leadership of Afghanistan in December 2001 after the fanatic Taliban regime was removed.
Ghani Ahmadzai became president of Afghanistan in a peaceful transition after a six-month election season.
The inauguration caps a nearly six-month election season that began when ballots were first cast in April.
The attacks began about five days ago and early reports were that more than 100 people had been killed, including 15 who were beheaded by militants.
Power-sharing pact allows for a democratic transition. But Afghanistan needs more than just that.
Outgoing President Hamid Karzai said the United States wanted war in Afghanistan ‘because of its own interests’.
Swaraj is also likely to seek better security arrangement for Indian assets in Afghanistan.
John Kerry opened a second day of talks in Afghanistan aimed at preventing the political chaos after disputed elections.
Yuriani, who lived in Amsterdam, had planned to fly to Jakarta and then to her small village in central Java to celebrate Eid with her family.
The peace process has been virtually on hold until after the new president is chosen.