US ask Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used against India
The US has asked Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used by terrorists to plan attack against India.
“This is one of the steps that the US is encouraging Pakistan to do for the improvement of its relations w ith India,” state department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday.
US reaction comes after prime minister Narendra Modi said terrorism is being “incubated in India’s neighbourhood”.
“We believe that Pakistan and India stand to benefit from practical cooperation and encourage direct dialogue aimed at increasing cooperation and reducing tensions,” said.
“And that includes steps by Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to plan attacks in India and that Pakistan takes steps to address or to go after, I think, all the terrorist groups that are currently using its territory,” Toner said.
“That continues to be an area of collaboration and cooperation that we pursue with Pakistan is its counterterrorism operations,” he said in response to a question.
Responding to a question, Toner said Pakistan was one of the issues discussedbetween Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama