WASHINGTON - A new United States report has revealed Indias expanding involvement in Afghanistan, and said New Delhis goal is to deny Pakistan strategic depth in the war-torn country. The report by Congressional Research Service (CRS), which works exclusively for the US Congress, said India is the fifth largest single country donor to Afghan reconstruction, funding projects worth about $1.2 billion. CRS provides policy and legal analysis to committees and members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. However, the report, citing US observers, said, Indias role in Afghanistan is constructive, and some would support an Indian decision to deploy more security forces in Afghanistan to protect its construction workers, diplomats, and installations. India reportedly decided in August 2008 to improve security for its officials and workers in Afghanistan, but not to send actual troops there. It pointed out that India supported the US-backed Northern Alliance against the Taliban in the mid-1990s. Tajikistan allows India to use one of its airbases; Tajikistan supports the mostly Tajik Northern Alliance, the report said. Many of the families of Afghan leaders have lived in India at one time or another and, as noted above, (President Hamid) Karzai studied there. India saw the Talibans hosting of Al-Qaeda as a major threat to India itself because of Al-Qaedas association with radical organisations in Pakistan dedicated to ending Indian control of parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Some of these groups have committed major acts of terrorism in India, and there might be connections to the militants who carried out the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in November 2008". Pakistan says India is using its enlarged presence to promoter insurgency in Balochistan. But the report said, Indian officials assert that all their projects are focused on civilian, not military, development and are in line with the development priorities set by the Afghan government. India, along with the Asian Development Bank, financed a $300 million project ... to bring electricity from Central Asia to Afghanistan. It has also renovated the well-known Habibia High School in Kabul and committed to a $25 million renovation of Darulaman Palace as the permanent house for Afghanistans parliament. India financed the construction of a road to the Iranian border in remote Nimruz province... and it provides 1,000 scholarships per year for Afghans to undergo higher education in India.