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Diplomat: Encouraging Signs, Future Stability in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC, April 12, 2013 — Ambassador Shyam Saran, Chairman of India's National Security Advisory Board and former Indian Foreign Secretary, explains why he views "free and fair" elections as even more crucial to Afghanistan's future stability than the peace and reconciliation process, and offers other insights into the security situation there. (15 min., 48 sec.)

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