Qureshi announced his visit to Kabul after Trump sent a letter to PM Khan, seeking Pakistan's help with stuttering Afghan peace talks and support in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table to end the 17-year brutal war in the country.
On November 28, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the corridor on the Pakistani side while on November 26, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh laid its foundation stone in Punjab's Gurdaspur.
Pakistan and its security forces are still stinging from a 2011 covert operation that involved a Pakistani doctor, an aid group and a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding US Navy Seals who tracked and later killed him.
"It's time for everyone to get on board, support the United Nations; support Prime Minister Modi's, (Afghan) President (Ashraf) Ghani and all those who are trying to maintain peace and make for a better world here," Mattis said.
The military statement said four security men were wounded in a shootout that continued till morning. The military said the Taliban commander, Hakim Khan, was in possession of an assault rifle, ammunition and grenades.
A senior BSF officer added that the bunker is made of thick armour and bullet-proof glass, and can be practically lifted and placed anywhere. The portability will come in handy for the force when shifting vigil posts.
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Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".