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US Special Envoy Holbrooke visits India tomorrow

india Updated: Apr 06, 2009 20:06 IST
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Against the backdrop of President Barack Obama unveiling a new strategy on Afghanistan-Pakistan, US Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke will undertake a visit in New Delhi from Tuesday to discuss how India could help in efforts to end terror threat emanating from there.

Holbrooke, Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will meet Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and National Security Adviser M K Narayanan. He is coming to India after visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The two sides are expected to discuss ways in which India could cooperate in US efforts to 'defeat' terrorism originating from Pakistan and Afghanistan, the sources said.

India has maintained that the 'epicentre' of global terrorism is in Pakistan and unless it is targeted, the threat to the world will not end.

India underlines that the international community needs to take collective and assertive action to target terror infrastructure in Pakistan as Islamabad lacks capability or will to do so.

The visit will take place in the backdrop of a new Afghan-Pakistan strategy unveiled by Obama last month in which he observed that the threat to the world is emanating from these two countries and vowed to 'disrupt' and 'defeat' the extremist groups responsible for the dangers.

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