India-Pakistan communication a hopeful sign: Pentagon

Washington, Jan 8: The Pentagon has said communication between India and Pakistan is a "hopeful sign" that the two countries will be able to resolve their concerns bilaterally in the wake of the terror attack on IAF base in Pathankot.

"The communication (between India and Pakistan) is a hopeful sign that they will be able to address these concerns, but I'll leave it to the governments of Pakistan and India to respond to this particular situation," Pentagon Press Secretary, Peter Cook said while responding to questions about the cross-border terror attack.


"This is a situation between India and Pakistan, and we encourage their continued communication and efforts to address these issues," he said yesterday.

Cook also said the US has a very good defence and military-to-military relationship with India. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter had hosted Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Pentagon last month.

"He is going to continue to foster that relationship in the best way he can and continue to encourage partners in the region, countries in the region to try and do everything they can to reduce tensions in the region," Cook said.


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