Decided to focus on service sector considering the logistical constraints and the core competencies of India in the service sector
No good restaurants serving Vegetarian Food
Sensing Opportunity opened Anaar Restaurant alog with Mr. Rahim Walizada in Dec 2002
Chefs and cooks from Delhi
Anaar Restaurant immediately became popular among the afghans and the large expat community
Anaar Group was born….
“ One of Kabul’s loveliest restaurants”- Lonely Planet – Central Asia 2004 Edition – Author’s Choice
INDIAN AIRLINES - GSA
Sensing the huge untapped demand for travel services, set up Anaar Travels in 2004
Main gateway s to Kabul - Dubai and Delhi
Appointed GSA for Indian Airlines ( now Air India) in early 2005
Employed three experienced staff from India to manage key functions – Sales, Finance, Operations
Trained 20 local staff in all operational function incl. sales, customer care, passenger handling, baggage handling, ground handling
Indian Airlines in Kabul
Indian Airlines resumed operations to Kabul after almost a decade in March 2005
Started with 2 flights a week between Delhi – Kabul – Delhi
Received a tremendous response with high sales and seat factor
Now operating 4 flights a week
High Demand for Airlines and related services
Kabul Airport modernization & expansion underway
New Private Airlines have been set up – Kam Air, Safi Air, Pamir Airways
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Best rates of the day, unprecedented control of travel spend, online efficiencies, and 24/7 emergency assistance
Opportunity in Healthcare
High regard for Indian doctors
Set up operations for Max Healthcare in 2005
Information and Facilitation centre to facilitate Afghan patient who need to come to India for specialized care.
Cardiologist posted full time in Kabul
Organized Health Camps in Afghanistan with free check ups & consultation with specialists from India
We provide specialized services for evacuation by air in critical cases.
Anaar Consulting provides services covering areas such as media, legal, technical, financial , procurement , transport and logistics.
We have a team of professional based in Kabul besides having a tie-up with well established professional companies in India who provide specialized support to undertake and provide services of specialists / consultants as per the requirements of the projects.
Historic Concert in Kabul
Jagjit Singh performing live in Kabul
Organized Sham-e-Ghazal with ZEE Network where Jagjit Singh – Ghazal King performed for the first time in Kabul in March 2006
Event was attended by over 3000 people who were enthralled by his performance in this unique largest indoor event of its kind in Kabul
Historic concert as per Jagjit Singh himself who was deeply touched by the warmth, love and affection of the Afghan people
Considering all the negative media reports about Afghanistan by the Indian Media focused on terrorism
Zee TV Programme Full Circle , a program exclusively designed for Asians in the Asia Pacific. Full Circle , showcases lifestyles, festivals, culinary skills, exotic locales.
Organized Production of Full Circle Series on Afghanistan in Oct 2006 for ZEE NETWORK.
Shot in locations in Kabul, Paghman, Panjsher Valley, Mazar-e-sharif
Full Circle series on Afghanistan consisting of 4 episodes was telecast in 13 countries in Asia Pacific region and was re-telecast on popular demand from the viewers.
Advisor - AISA
Advisor Afghanistan Investment Support Agency ( AISA) formed by Presidential Decree to Promote and facilitate private investment and trade in Afghanistan
Accompanied H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan on State Visit to India in April 06 as part of his Business Delegation.
Played Instrumental role in initiating MoUs between AISA and FICCI and CII
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries ( FICCI)
Organized several business conferences in India on behalf of AISA in partnership with CII and FICCI to promote Investment and Trade between India and Afghanistan
Organized Trade Missions from Afghanistan to India and one to one meets between Indian and Afghan business leaders.
Promoting Investment in Afghanistan
Business Delegate in European Road Show organized by AISA and German Chambers of Industries - Feb 2006.
Represented Afghanistan in AISA North American Investment Promotion Road Show Oct. 29- Nov. 6, 2006;
Participated in AACC/ AICC US-Afghan Business Matchmaking Conference 2006
Participated in 2 nd Regional Economic Conference on Afghanistan and organized the Business Conference on behalf of AISA in partnership with FICCI in Nov, 2006.
Represented Afghanistan in April 2007 in the South Asia CEOs Conference organized by CII as part of the SAARC( South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation ) Summit.
Afghan Delegation attending the South Asia CEO Roundtable (from left to right): Haifizi, Chairman, AICC; Dr. Farooqi, CEO, AICC; Ms. Kamela Sediqi, CEO, KBDS; Subodh Bhargava, Chairman of South Asia CEO Roundtable; Mahmood Kazrai, CEO, AIC and Sumeer Bhasin, Advisor, AISA.
Look not only at Afghanistan in isolation but also as a gateway to Central Asia.
Innumerable Regional opportunities as Afghanistan is part of SAARC Region
Large presence of Indians in Afghanistan in various sectors such as Telecom, Banking, construction,etc.
Afghans are very supportive to India and Indians working in Afghanistan