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Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Security Assistance
South and Central Asia
 - Afghanistan
 - Bangladesh
 - India
 - Kazakhstan
 - Kyrgyzstan
 - Maldives
 - Nepal
 - Pakistan
 - Sri Lanka
 - Tajikistan
 - Turkmenistan
 - Uzbekistan

Security Assistance in South and Central Asia

Information on security assistance administered by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is available on a country-by-country basis through the links to the left. For an explanation of various types of security assistance (FMF, IMET, PKO, NADR) click here

Also see all countries listed from A to Z.

 Map of South and Central Asia

Foreign Military Financing (FMF): FMF in the South Asia region continues to focus on sustaining Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), countering regional and international terrorism and enhancing counter-insurgency and peace support capabilities. The majority of FY 2007 FMF for the South Asia region will go to Pakistan. FMF will fund equipment essential to Pakistan's participation in support of OEF, sustain existing U.S.-origin equipment, further enhance U.S.-Pakistani interoperability and support a multi-year funding strategy to bolster the efforts of a key ally in the war on terrorism.

International Military Education and Training (IMET): For South Asia, the IMET program enables officers to attend education and specialized training in U.S. military schools, increases understanding of civil-military relations and respect for human rights and improves interoperability with U.S. units. Increased funding in this region reflects the importance of the IMET program as part of the long-term Afghan National Army (ANA) education and training program. IMET funding also enables continued support from and increased interoperability with Pakistan's military and is a component of our broader military engagement strategy with India and other regional partners.

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