The chief of staff of the Islamic Emirate, Qari Fasihuddin Fitrat, criticized the United States for violating Afghanistan’s airspace.
In an interview with RTA, Fitrat noted that the current Afghan government will manage the country's airspace in a better way in the future.
"Even though it was a term in the agreement, it has been violated many times, and even though the US side has been informed, it is violated many times,” Fitrat noted.
"It is very difficult for the Taliban government to defend the airspace of Afghanistan because the planes and drones that fly in the airspace of Afghanistan are from some very advanced countries,” said Asadullah Nadim, a military expert.
The chief of staff said that efforts will be made to make the forces of the Ministry of Defense more professional.
Qari Fasihuddin Fitrat further stated that the number of army troops will increase from 150,000 to 200,000 in the future.
"We have decided to increase the size of the army, God willing, in the following year, from 150,000 to 170,000 and gradually increase the number of troops to 200,000,” Fitrat said.
“Afghanistan should at least have an army in proportion to our neighbors and in proportion to our population, an army that has an air force, artillery, ground troops, and air defense forces,” said Sarwar Niazi, a military expert.
Military training was one of the most costly sectors over the previous 20 years. The 350,000-member force of the previous government was disbanded after the collapse of that government.