Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are due to meet in New Delhi today to discuss a relationship seen as key to regional stability.
The talks come two months after nine Indians were killed in a suicide attack in Kabul that Indian officials blame on Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Singhis is also likely to caution Karzai against talks with the Taliban -- a policy being pushed by many within the international coalition engaged in Afghanistan.
India is heavily involved in reconstruction and aid efforts in Afghanistan and has provided more than $1 billion in assistance since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.
compiled from agency reports