Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 2

An item reporting criticism and resentment of US President’s remarks trifling Indian assistance to Afghanistan with unconcealed relish: “The Prime Minister of India often tells me that he built a library in Afghanistan. Do you know what it is? That is the money we spent in five hours. I think we will respond like this: Thank you for having this library, but I don’t know who will use it in Afghanistan.”

It goes on to note the over USD 3 billion plus Indian assistance to Afghanistan (a fact not reported earlier, by itself) since the 2001 US action in Afghanistan, mentioning the Parliament building and PM Modi’s personal attendance at its inaugural in particular.

The official Indian response was also included in the item.

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