No one immediately claimed responsibility for Mena Mangal's death, and it was not immediately known why she had been targeted.
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under Amul brand, exports around Rs 200 crore worth of products annually to the neighbouring country.
Afghan leaders, along with US military commanders, attribute much of the insurgency's power and longevity either directly or indirectly to Pakistan.
According to a councilman in western Farah province, Abdul Samad Salehi, the ambush took place in Anardara district as the convoy was heading to defuse a roadside bomb on April 24 afternoon.
Mohammad Khan Nasrat, the economic director of Helmand, was among those killed in the attack, the government said in a statement.
Both India and Afghanistan have blamed Islamabad for not doing enough to curb terrorism and allowing terror groups operating in Pakistan to carry out cross-border attacks.
Trump had in December last year announced that the US would pull troops from Afghanistan.
Moments after the announcement, another explosion could be heard that sent people running for the exit.
The police chief also says that US forces have arrived at the scene.
A high-powered American delegation led by Special US Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding marathon meetings in Doha, Qatar with a high-level Taliban team led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
The pre-dawn assault, claimed by the Taliban, saw militants enter the base in Helmand province and engage in firefights with Afghan forces.
China had apparently sought to keep its Tajikistan base manned by members of the paramilitary People's Armed Police a secret.
By not thinking cogently about India’s own end game in Afghanistan, India has ended up being reactive to what other nations are doing. That could easily have been avoided.
President Donald Trump reportedly wants to cut in half the 14,000 American troops in Afghanistan, and the Taliban leaders have made a US withdrawal a key condition in peace negotiations.
Khalilzad said he would ideally have the peace deal before the upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan.
Ghani's comments were some of the most extensive since he met Zalmay Khalilzad in Kabul last week after the latest round of talks.
"As we make progress in these negotiations, we will be able to reduce our troop presence and focus on counter-terrorism. And we will indeed focus on counter-terrorism," Trump said in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.
The latest grim assessment of Afghanistan's security situation comes as the US pursues talks with the Taliban and urgently seeks a way out of the 17-year war.
Ryan Crocker, who has kept a close a watch on the region, said that the current peace talks with the Taliban bears an unfortunate resemblance to the Paris peace talks during the Vietnam War.
However, there was no sign that the Taliban had agreed to US demands such as that they commit to a ceasefire before the withdrawal of US troops or that they engage in direct talks with the US-backed government in Kabul, analysts said.
The Taliban have refused repeatedly to meet directly with representatives of the Kabul government.
An Afghan government security source told Reuters that the explosion had taken place on Jalalabad Road in eastern Kabul, near a district that is home to international company and NGO offices.
The US also wants guarantee from the Taliban that the Afghan soil would not be used to stage attacks in other nations.
Special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is on a new tour of the region and will travel to India, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the two ministers deliberated on important bilateral issues and shared perspectives on the regional situation.