‘US ready to help India on Mumbai attack probe’

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 00:40

Washington: The United States has offered
assistance to India in the investigations of the July 13
Mumbai blasts that left 18 people dead and over 100 injured.

Washington stand ready to help India in its
investigations of the Mumbai terrorist attack, the White
House said yesterday, a day after multiple blasts rocked
India`s financial capital.
"Obviously, the Indian government is investigating
that (Mumbai attack). And we have offered to assist in any way
we can. But I don`t have any information regarding who might
be responsible (for the bomb blasts)," White House Press
Secretary Jay Carney told reporters.

At another news conference, State Department spokesman
Mark Toner said the Indian government is conducting its own
investigation on this terrorist attack.

"We`ll wait and see how that develops," he said when
asked if the United States has any indication of possible
Pakistani involvement or support for the Mumbai bombings.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to India
next week for the second India-US Strategic Dialogue.
Counter-terrorism, he said, would be one of the main
focus of the talks which is now taking place in the immediate
after math of the Mumbai blast.

"She continues with her plans to visit India next
week. But you know, certainly, counter-terrorism is always an
issue on the table when we talk to India. But it`s conceivable
that given yesterday`s attacks, that it`s going to perhaps be
more at the forefront. But we enjoy good counter-terrorism
cooperation with India," Toner said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 15:14

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