NEW DELHI – Afghan President Hamid Karzai is expected to ask for more military aid during meetings with Indian leaders.
Karzai met with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday and planned talks later with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Mukherjee's office said he told Karzai that India was prepared to provide more military training and equipment.
Karzai spokesman Aimal Faizi said earlier that Afghanistan would ask for Indian help in the strengthening of its security forces ahead of the withdrawal next year of most international troops.
Afghanistan and India signed a strategic partnership agreement in 2011 that includes Indian military training of Afghan forces.
India has invested more than $2 billion in Afghan infrastructure, including highways, hospitals and electricity projects. It also is helping rebuild the Afghan police, judiciary and diplomatic services.