India, US ask Pakistan to take tangible action against terror groups


WASHINGTON, Mar 14: India and the United States have asked Pakistan to take “tangible and irreversible” action against the terrorist groups emanating from its soil.
The two sides also said that Pakistan should deny "safe haven" for the terrorist groups to "launch cross-border attacks”, according to a press statement issued by the Indian Embassy here after a meeting between Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday.
“Both underlined the importance of Pakistan taking tangible and irreversible action against terrorist groups based in territories under its control and denial of safe haven for these groups to launch cross-border attacks,” the statement said.
A tweet by Bolton following the meeting said that the US stands “shoulder-to-shoulder” with India in the fight against terrorism.
“Met with Indian FS Gokhale to advance progress on the U.S.-India strategic partnership & our shared vision for the Indo-Pacific, as well as reiterate that the U.S. stands shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the fight against terrorism,” the tweet read.
China on Wednesday blocked a proposal in the UN Security Council to enlist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
In another statement on Wednesday, the Embassy said India and the US agreed to establish six American nuclear power plants in India.
Giving a boost to bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, the agreement came after the ninth round of India-US Strategic Security Dialogue, which was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Gokhale and US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson. (ANI)

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