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India concerned over misuse of US military aid provided to Pak

india Updated: Jul 29, 2009 15:19 IST

Government on Wednesday said that it has conveyed to the US its concerns over the possibility of American military aid provided to Pakistan for counter-terror purposes being misutilised against India.

"We have conveyed our concerns to the US regarding the risk of diversion of US military aid meant for counter insurgency operations by Pakistan towards acquisition of conventional weapons by Pakistan for their deployment against India," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told the Rajya Sabha in written reply to a question.

The US government has noted our concerns, he said, adding the UPA government was committed to the steps that are necessary to safeguard the nation's security.

In reply to another question, Krishna said that notwithstanding assurances given at the highest level by Pakistan, India has been repeatedly and severely hit by terrorist attacks emanating from Pakistan.

He said Pakistan assured India on January 6, 2004 and September 24, 2008 that it would not permit its territory to be used for terrorism against India in any manner.

In reply to a question on issuance of visas to the Hindus living in Pakistan, Krishna said visas are issued to Pakistan nationals in terms of the 1982 Visa agreement between the two countries.