Transition to Afghan responsibility: Inteqal

Inteqal – the Dari and Pashtu word for transition – is the process by which the lead responsibility for security in Afghanistan is gradually being transitioned from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to the Afghan National Security Forces. Implementation is well underway, and the aim is for Afghan forces to have full responsibility for security across the country by the end of 2014. More info:

2008-08-28 09:41:35

Afghan forces take security lead of Kabul City

Lead security responsibility for Kabul City is transferred to Afghan forces.

2009-11-19 09:41:35

President Karzai: Ambition to see ANSF take over by end 2014

President Karzai, having won a second presidential term, expresses his ambition to see the Afghan National Security Forces take the full security responsibility across Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

2010-07-20 09:41:35

KABUL Conference

The Joint Afghan-NATO Inteqal Board (JANIB) is established as the mechanism to assess districts and provinces for transition.

2010-11-20 09:41:35

NATO Lisbon Summit: Transition Process agreed

The Inteqal process of transition is agreed between the Afghan government and NATO.

2011-03-22 09:41:35

1st provinces & districts announced

Afghan New Year; President Karzai announces the first set of Afghan provinces and districts to start the transition process.

2011-07-17 09:41:35

1st transition ceremony takes place in Bamyan province

The first transition ceremony takes place in Bamyan Province.

2011-11-27 09:41:35

Announcement: 2nd set of provinces

President Karzai announces the second set of Afghan provinces, districts and cities to start the transition process.

2012-04-01 09:41:35

Mazar-e Sharif regional police training centre handover

The Regional Police Training Centre in Mazar-e Sharif is handed over to the Afghans. It has since become a training site for the Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP).

2012-05-13 09:41:35

Announcement: 3rd tranche of transition

President Karzai announces the third tranche of transition. With this decision, the Afghan army and police take the lead for security for 75 per cent of the population.

2012-07-16 09:41:35

Afghan Army Special Operations Command

The Afghan Army Special Operations Command is stood up. It currently counts more than 10 500 forces.

2012-07-26 09:41:35

1st ever Afghan planned/led night air assault

The first ever Afghan-planned/Afghan-led night air assault operation takes place.

2012-08-01 09:41:35

English teaching at KMTC

English teaching at the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC) is now entirely carried out by Afghan instructors.

2012-09-05 09:41:35

Mobile Strike Force vehicles

The Afghan National Army acquires 406 Mobile Strike Force vehicles.

2012-12-31 09:41:35

4th set of Afghan provinces announced

President Karzai announces the fourth set of Afghan provinces, districts and cities to start the transition process. With this decision, the Afghan army and police take the lead for security for 87 per cent of the population

2013-01-04 09:41:35

209th Corps Combat Engineers: 1st independent op

The 209th Corps combat engineers run an operation fully independently for the first time.

2013-02-01 09:41:35

Inauguration: Afghan Ground Forces Command

The Afghan Ground Forces Command is inaugurated. This new operational headquarters oversees all operations in Afghanistan. This is the first time the campaign is entirely planned and led by the Afghan security forces.

2013-04-01 09:41:35

Inauguration: Afghan National Defence University

The Afghan National Defence University is inaugurated. It was built after the West Point model and will train the future officers of the Afghan National Army. It will support more than 171 000 personnel.

2013-06-18 09:41:35

Afghans take security lead countrywide

President Karzai announces the fifth and final group of Afghan provinces, cities and districts to undergo transition in the coming months. This decision marks an important milestone, when Afghan soldiers and police will take the lead for security across the whole country.

Transition to Afghan responsibility: Inteqal

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