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Good that US recognised Haqqani-ISI links: India

India said it was good that the US recognised the link between the Haqqani network and the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI.



New York: India on Sunday said it was good that the US recognised the link between the Haqqani network and the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI, both of which have been blamed for the assassination of former Afghan President
Burhanudin Rabbani.

"We have always been saying it. I am glad US finds it is also suffered under the ISI," External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said here.

The two countries will discuss their bilateral relationship when Krishna meets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tomorrow. Krishna said it was fine to differ with theUS on issues like Syria and Libya, noting that bilateral relations depended on entirely different set of conditions.
"We don`t have to agree on everything," he said.

Referring to support of nations like China in India`s bid for permanent membership of the Security Council, Krishna said "this is a question which India is very serious about."

He noted that the restructuring of the UNSC will be a long and arduous journey. "But India believes that ultimately it will find its rightful place in the Security Council," he added.

Krishna met the Indian Ambassador and its Consul Generals in the country and discussed ways to improve the consular services and deal with public grievances.

PTI

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