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Head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah holds talks with NSA Doval

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 7 October 2020 ()
In the talks, Doval was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran division) in the Ministry of External Affairs J P Singh.
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