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India's view on terrorism increasingly being believed: Rao

India's view on terrorism increasingly being believed: Rao

Author: PTI
Publication: The Pioneer
Date: September 28, 2011
URL: http://www.dailypioneer.com/pioneer-news/top-story/9742-indias-view-on-terrorism-increasingly-being-believed-rao.html

India's view on terrorism in the region is increasingly being "believed and subscribed to", Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao has said, even as the Obama Administration stepped up pressure on Pakistan to rein-in Haqqani network, which allegedly has links with ISI.

Rao said India has repeatedly said that one can't have segmented approach when it comes to applying pressure on any terrorist groups.

One has to deal with all the groups that threaten peace and stability in the region, she argued.

"India's point of view (on terrorism) is increasingly believed in and subscribed to," Rao said here at a panel discussion on India-US Strategic Relations organised jointly by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Brookings Institute, a Washington-based think-tank. peace and stability in the region, she argued.

In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Rao said, the UN Security Council in a resolution said that those who provide sanctuary and provide assistance and support to terrorist organisations needs to accept the responsibility that they have to eliminate their influence they have on these groups and to desist from using these groups in any manner that creates instability in the region.

They have to cease using these groups as proxies to promote their interest in their neighborhood.

"I think this realisation is being shared," she said.

Deputy Secretary of State, William J Burns said that US President Barack Obama has made it clear about the depth of US concern, not just about the Haqqani network, the threat that it poses to the United States, as well as to others in the region including Pakistan.

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