Inaugurating a confirmation hearing for Timothy Roemer, who has been nominated as new US Ambassador to India, Democrat Senator John Kerry pointed out that militancy has affected India more than any other country, and that the United States sincerely wants to help India to address the menace.
"There are many areas where we can make real progress. First, we have to help India to break with the perilous politics of South Asia's past. India needs no lectures: virtually no nation has suffered more from terrorism than India," said Kerry.
"On Pakistan, we need to continue to support improvement in the overall India-Pakistan relationship, including resumption of a dialogue process that will address issues vital to each country while still ensuring that Pakistan takes concrete steps to address the threat of terrorism," said US Ambassador, Roemer.
"On the regional front, we will work closely with India to promote stability, prosperity and development in the often volatile region of South Asia," he added.