India, US can do much more on counter-terrorism cooperation: PM

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Washington, Nov.24 (ANI): Expressing his appreciation for the cooperation that India has received from the United States in the area of counter-terrorism in the recent past, particularly in the context of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Monday that he was convinced that both countries had the wherewithal to expand cooperation in this area further.

"I am convinced that we can do much more together on a sustained basis to combat increasingly sophisticated terror networks, transnational criminal groups and cyber terrorism," Dr. Singh told the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) here.

He further said that defence and strategic dialogues have added important dimensions to Indo-US ties.

He also said that maritime security, including countering piracy and protecting sea-lanes of communication in the Indian Ocean and beyond, was another area where the two countries could and should expand cooperation. By Smita Prakash (ANI)

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