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Pakistan still considers India a 'threat': Mullen

Written by: Staff
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Washington, Jul 6: US top army official on Sunday, Jul 5 indicated that although Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari had said Taliban was the chief threat to his country and not India, Pakistani army still considers India a 'treat'.

Mike Mullen, chairman of America's Joint Chief of Staff Admiral said the Pakistan chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is focused on both the threat from India and that from internal insurgency.

He said, "He is concerned about the focus -- both the threat from India, as well as the growing threat in terms of the insurgency, and he's addressing both of those."

When asked how the Pakistan army was doing in its war against terrorism, Mullen said, "They are actually doing pretty well. A year ago, were you and I sitting here talking about what the Pakistanis were not doing, you know, that would have been the area of focus."

Earlier, Pakistan stepped up its offensive against militants in the restive northwest, Zardari had said Taliban insurgency was the biggest threat to his country, and not India.

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