Modi inaugurates Afghan parliament building

Prime Minister Narendra on Friday inaugurated the parliament building in Kabul, which was built by India.

The parliament building, that was started in 2009 has missed its completion deadlines at least 3 times since 2011, and >has gone over-budget by double the original costing of $45 million.

As it happened:

12: 45 pm:

12: 30 pm: "We must support Afghanistan without timelines because new cloud of extremism are rising, even as the oldones continue to darken our skies," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

12: 25 pm:

12: 20 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces 500 scholarships for children of martyrs of Afghan security forces. Scheme of 1,000 scholarships will continue.

12:13 pm: Afghanistan with abiding faith in tradition of Jirga has chosen democracy against challenges that would have defeated lesser people:PM

12: 08 pm: Together we have built roads that have brought regions closer; power transmission lines & power stations that light up Afghan homes: PM

12: 07 pm: Our partnership helped rural communities get schools, minor irrigation, health centres, welfare for children & opportunities for women: PM

12: 05 pm: We are deeply touched that you have chosen to name this building the Atal Block: PM

12: 02 pm: We could not have chosen a more special day than the birthday of one of the tallest leaders former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji: PM

12 pm: "I stand here on behalf of 1.25 billion friends in India," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address.

11: 35 am: Mr. Modi to address the Parliament shortly.

11: 20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the "Atal Block" in the new Parliament building of Afghanistan.

11: 15 am: PM Modi arrives at the new Parliament building in Afghanistan.

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