US vows to work with India to thwart terrorism

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US condemns Pune blast
Washington, Feb 17: Even as India learnt that one of the reasons that country had to witness the Feb 13 Pune terror attack because of New Delhi's alliance with US, the Barack Obama administration, which condemned the attack, vowed to work with India to thwart the threats of terrorism.

The US State Department said that counter-terrorism cooperation will bolster the bilateral relationship between the countries.

“We do note that the United States and India view enhanced cooperation in counter-terrorism as an important element to our bilateral strategic partnership," the State Department Acting Spokesman, Gordon Duguid, said on Tuesday, Feb 15.

“The United States and India, since the Mumbai attacks, are working together to enhance information collection, intelligence sharing, and analysis capabilities, and our governments are sharing significant information to help safeguard our countries," he added after expressing condolences to the families of the victims.

Mr Duguid stressed on the India-US cooperation in combating terrorism and said, “The information we have shared so far has been quite unprecedented, and we intend to continue to working with the Government of India to try and protect our two societies from these types of attacks."

He added that US was working with both India as well as Pakistan to fight threats from all extremist groups.

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