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`US takes any terror attack in India very seriously`

Terming terrorism as the biggest challenge, the US on Friday said it takes any terror attack in India very seriously.



New Delhi: Terming terrorism as the biggest
challenge, the US on Friday said it takes any terror attack in
India very seriously.

Atul Keshap, Deputy Assistant Secretary in South and
Central Asian Affairs in the US State Department, told
reporters that whether it were the serial bomb attacks in
Delhi or the Samjhauta Express blasts, America takes it very
seriously.
He was asked if the American policy regarding terrorism
was discriminatory and the US viewed al-Qaeda and the
anti-India Lashkar-e-Toiba differently.

Avoiding a straight answer to the query, Keshap said,
"Tackling terrorism is a policy-based issue but this is
directly linked with people. Therefore we give full attention
to this. I want to assure that America is working strongly
against terrorism and work is being done with India also."
He termed terrorism as the biggest challenge before the
world`s two biggest democracies.

India and the US today signed a counter-terrorism
agreement.

PTI

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