‘India, US working on counter-terrorism issues’
India and US are working on a number of issues related to counter-terrorism, a top Obama Administration official has said.
Washington: India and US are working on a
number of issues related to counter-terrorism, a top Obama
Administration official has said, adding there is a lot of
work left to be done.
"When we talk about finding that sweet spot between
security protection and commerce, India is a great example
where I think we can have an even more robust relationship
than we have right now," Secretary of Homeland Security Janet
Napolitano was speaking at the Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR), a Washington-based think-tank.
The US have sent teams there to work jointly on passenger
travel, on counter-terrorism, on countering violent extremism,
on police training, on all of those kinds of elements, cyber
security being another one, she said.
"I would venture to say that there`s a lot of work left to
be done. Part of it is because of the nature of India. It`s a
big, complicated country, a very different sort of
bureaucratic structure than we have," she said.
"But I think, as we saw with the attack on Mumbai and
other issues in India, they have key terrorism issues that we
can, I think, provide assistance on," Napolitano said.