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India welcomes US remarks declaring Pak epicentre of terror

Defence minister AK Antony welcomes US President Obama's remarks that Pakistan is the epicentre of terrorism and called upon the world to take action against terror from Pakistani soil.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2009 12:29 IST

Continuing its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan, India on Friday welcomed the US remarks saying Pakistan is the "epicentre of terrorism" and called upon the world to take action against terror from Pakistani soil.

Defence minister AK Antony on Friday expressed his satisfaction with the US realisation that global terrorism emanates from Pakistan.

"More than 30 terror outfits are active in Pakistan. It is good that the world has realised that Pakistan is the epicentre of terrorism," Antony told reporters in New Delhi.

"Now the world must take action against the terror from Pakistani soil," he said.

US President Barack Obama on Thursday said Islamist extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan posed a grave threat that his new administration would tackle as a single problem under a wider strategy.

The defence minister reiterated that the Indian armed forces are in a state of "preparedness".