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US apprised of India's fears on aid to Pak: Krishna

delhi Updated: Sep 30, 2009 23:04 IST

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As the US Congress prepared to vote on a Bill to triple aid to Pakistan, India on Wednesday said that it has conveyed its perspective and fears to the US and that the Obama administration "understands" the position.

"As and when we feel, we have conveyed to the government of United States our views, our perspectives, our fears, our misgivings. So, I think the United States understands our position," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna.

His comments came as the US House of Representatives prepared to vote on a Bill to triple non-military aid to Pakistan to $7.5 billion in the next five years with riders demanding strong counter-terrorism measures and preventing attacks on the West or its neighbours like India.

The Bill also says the US President has to report annually that Pakistan is making progress on counter-terrorism measures and is not letting its soil being used by Al Qaeda, Taliban and other terrorist groups against other countries.

India has been voicing opposition to the American aid to Pakistan, saying it is diverted to build strengthen army against India.