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'US hasn't asked India to do more in Afghanistan'

india Updated: Apr 03, 2008 13:14 IST

Describing India as a "strong partner", a top US military officer has said that Washington has not asked New Delhi to do "more" in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.

At a press conference, the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said that the US Defence Secretary Robert Gates had not conveyed to India to "do more" during his recent visit.

"The Secretary (Gates) had a great visit in India; a very strong partner and strong ally. And I'm not aware that he had any discussions along the lines of asking India to do anything else in Afghanistan," Mullen said, responding to a question at the conference.

Gates had visited India in February and met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee among others during his two-day trip.