The United States has presented its first consignment of new military equipment to the Afghan army.Full story: news.bbc.co.uk Once the Afghan forces are able to defend the country on their own,it hopes to withdraw from Afghanistan.
In one of the Ceremony,United States has taken a step of presenting their first consignment of new military equipment which consists of 200 Humvee armoured vehicles,800 heavy army trucks and thousands of rifles to Afghan Army today.
"These modern technologies are a step toward the vision of the Afghan National Army: a well-equipped, well-trained, well-led, self-sustaining army," he told the handover ceremony at a sprawling military base near the capital, Kabul.
Maj Gen Robert Durbin who is the American Commander incharge of training Afhan forces,had demonstrated the long-term commitment to help and build the national army.
President Hamid Karzai thanked US officials and told those present at the handover that such donations and further training would enable Afghans "to stand on our own feet".