Ensuring Pak doesn't use aid against India: US

Written by: Samyuktha
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Washington, Jun 9: Calming India's nerves on misuse of US aid by Pakistan, an official from Obama administration has assured that the country was taking appropriate steps to ensure that the military aid given to Pakistan is not used against India.

“I think they (India) understand that we are trying to build up Pakistan"s counter-insurgency capabilities and we are seeking end use assurances to insure that the weapons that are provided will not be used against India," said Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake.

Blake's statement on the burning issue, which was also discussed during last week"s Strategic Dialogue between India and the US; co-chaired by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, came in response to a question at a State Department Blog Forum.

This is the first ever such public assurance from US addressing one of India's major concerns involving the partnership between US and Pakistan and the former's continual injection of military aid into India's long term rival and neighbour Pakistan.

Blake went on to say that New Delhi was in support of Washinton's concerns with Pakistan as both the countries want to see stabilisation of Pakistan.

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