Indian soldiers are to receive a total of $1 million in military assistance under the landmark defence deal signed between India and the US.
The pact, reached after a visit by Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar to Washington last month, was a landmark in Indian military relations.
The deal calls for India to pay $1 billion for the purchase of weapons and ammunition, as well as for training and equipment, and to provide $1,000 for each soldier deployed in the US, which will help to maintain the peace in the region.
The agreement also obliges the Indian military to support the US military in the area of counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and counter-extremism.
India has deployed around 1,000 soldiers to Afghanistan, with the number expected to increase in coming years.
The country is also the largest recipient of US military assistance, receiving $6.7 billion in 2015.
India, which has been a key ally in the bilateral military relationship, has said it is committed to the US-led Indo-Pacific security partnership.
India’s foreign ministry has said the agreement, signed with the US in August, would be used to “support the maintenance of peace and stability in the Indo-Asia region”.
“This is in line with the strategic goals of the bilateral strategic partnership between India, US, Australia and New Zealand and is in furtherance of the strategic partnership,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
India is one of the few countries to have been involved in military operations against Taliban and other insurgent groups in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region since 2001.
The Indian troops were deployed in northern Afghanistan following a failed US-backed attempt to oust Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in 2014.
The move triggered a US-India war of words, with both sides accusing each other of failing to maintain peace and security in the country.
The US said it would not tolerate such a hostile move and called for the release of Mullah Mansour.