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Achieved Date
970days in power
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number of days to accomplish
Provide better equipment to Afghanistan's Security Forces
In Progress
Peace and Security
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Written by TOLOnews.com
Promise Background
The lack of arms and equipment to fully equip Afghanistan's security forces is a critical and recurring security obstacle that prevents forces to adequately secure areas and withstand insurgent attacks. During his pre-election campaign, President Ghani had committed to ensuring the Afghanistan's security forces were better equipped; this commitment was also repeated following President Ghani's inauguration into office.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Independent reports verifying improvements in the availability of equipment to Afghanistan's Security Forces
  • 2. Purchase of improved equipment for Afghanistan's Security Forces

February, 2015: During his visit to the Afghan National Army (ANA) 201st Selab Corps Wednesday in eastern Laghman, President Ghani spoke on the issue of the lack of arms and equipment. President Ghani said, regarding the lack of arms and equipment, "let me be clear one thing that there will be no shortage of arms and ammunitions"

Status Updated By: Tolo News

February, 2015: Government sources confirmed that President Ashraf Ghani has suspended a request made by former president Hamid Karzai in his final months in office that India supply Afghanistan's military with heavy weaponry.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has responded by reinforcing that they are in desperate need for the heavy weaponry. "So far we haven't received weapons from India for the national army," MoD deputy spokesman Dawlat Waziri told TOLOnews. "All the equipment available to us is American, only our officers and soldiers have travelled to India for training, but we need this equipment" he added.

Regarding Ghani's choice to rescind the ask, Mohammad Mohaqeq, the Second Deputy of Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, said that the government would likely get the weapons from another source. "If president the has rejected this, there is the possibility that he has thought of another place to confidently get these arms from"                                                                                                             

Status Updated By:         Tolo News                                                                                                         

Associated Stories

1. President Ghani Suspends Karzai's Request for Indian Arms: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/18152-president-ghani-suspends-karzais-request-for-indian-arms

2. Ghani Promises to Fully Equip Afghan Forces: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/18077-ghani-promises-to-fully-equip-afghan-forces