NEW DELHI, India, Dec.25, and Reuter: Afghan leader Najibullah left New Delhi for Kampuchea on Friday after talks with senior Indian leaders that focused on a proposed Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Official sources said Najibullah had talks with Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi but gave no details, A Foreign Ministry spokesman declined comment on the talks. Gandhi cancelled a Thursday night dinner for Najibullah because of the death of M.G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State.

Najibullah was accompanied on the Afghan airline flight to Kampuchea and Vietnam by Foreign Minister Abdul Wakil, armed forces Chief General Shahnawaz Tanai and five other Afghan ministers or senior officials, the sources said.

India is one of the few countries outside the Soviet bloc not to have called on the Soviet Union to pull its troops out of Afghanistan. An estimated 115,000 Soviet troops have been stationed there since December, 1979.

Article extracted from this publication >> January 1, 1988