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Manmohan Singh, Obama to discuss terrorism emanating from Pakistan

Roemer also urged Pakistan to dismantle its terror infrastructure and bring Lashkar chief Hafeez Saeed to justice

New Delhi, Nov.18 On the eve of the Indian Prime Minister's state visit to United States, US envoy to India Timothy Roamer has reiterated that US wants to see action against terrorist from its partners in Pakistan.

Roemer also urged Pakistan to dismantle its terror infrastructure and bring Lashkar chief Hafeez Saeed to justice.

Briefing the media in New Delhi, he said cooperation between India and US was never so close and could be said to be unprecedented.

The US envoy cited how FBI agents testified and provided key elements in investigations of 26/11 Mumbai carnage.

Roemer told reporters that the Indian Prime Minister and the US President will build upon the high-level meetings between the Indian and American leaderships, and, officials will outline future cooperation on the issue of terrorism, which has acquired a global manifestation.

"We will work shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, hour by hour against terrorism with India," Roemer added.

The Prime Minister's visit to Washington will coincide with the first anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, in which more than 165 people died, including six Americans.

Meanwhile, India has handed over a seventh dossier to Pakistan which contains more evidence on the involvement of Pakistan based terrorists in the deadly attack.

India has repeatedly expressed its disappointment with Pakistan's lack of cooperation and concrete action on the dossiers so far submitted.

Referring to recent visits of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (Retired) James Johns to Pakistan, Roemer told reporters that a message is being conveyed to Pakistan that results and action needed to be seen to be believed.

Roemer said that he expected Dr. Manmohan Singh and President Obama to have a healthy discussion on AFPAK and the situation in Pakistan, besides exchanging notes on counter-terrorism measures. By Naveen Kapoor (ANI)


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