US Secy of Navy in India to discuss maritime security

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 20:11

Mumbai: A year after terrorists struck Mumbai via the sea route, United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived here Thursday on a four-day visit to India to
discuss cooperation on challenging maritime security issues.

Mabus will meet officials in Mumbai and New Delhi during his visit, an American consulate release said here.

"Arriving in India on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on Mumbai makes our discussions particularly relevant and highlights the shared challenges facing our two great
nations and the global community," Mabus said.
"I am confident that the greater cooperation and
information sharing between our two countries in the wake of
Mumbai will lead to a safer, more secure world," he said.

He said that for the past one year there has been
reinforced cooperation among American, Indian, and
international law enforcement agencies which are working
together to defeat global terrorism and this collaboration is
"unprecedented".
"The attack on Mumbai was a tragedy that demonstrated the
constant threat and unrepentant evil of international
terrorism. Our hearts remain with the families of those
killed, with all those who suffered and with the city that has
had to confront the grim spectre of terror," he said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 20:11

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