Mulford calls on Menon, offers help in Jaipur investigations

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New Delhi, May 14 (UNI) The US today offered assistance to India in investigating the Jaipur bomb explosions and New Delhi said it would get back to them if required.

US Ambassador to India, David Mulford, called on Foreign Secretary Shivshanker Menon and offered condolence at the deaths caused by the serial bomb blasts yesterday.

''We requested the Indian government we will be able and willing to help them in any way we can...We have offered our assistance in analysing...Mr Mulford told reporters after his 30-minute meeting with the Foreign Secretary.

The Foreign Secretary later said at a press conference that he had told the US Ambassador that the government would get back to the US if any help was required.

Describing the Jaipur incidents as ''tragic,'' Mr Mulford said the US had condemned the incident.

''This is a particularly tragic moment,'' he said.

The US Ambassador had yesterday described the incidents as a ''vicious'' act of terrorism which did not have any possible justification.

Mr Menon said his conversation with the US Ambassador had largely focussed on the Jaipur incident.

However, the Myanmar relief measures in the aftermath of the May 2-3 devastating cyclone also figured at the meeting.

The Foreign Secretary said he had informed Mr Mulford about the relief measures India was taking to help the people of Myanmar.


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