Good US recognised Haqqani-ISI links: Krishna
India on Sunday said it was good that the Obama administration recognised the links between the ISI and Haqqani network of Taliban, amid a raging US-Pak row over the spy agency's support to the dreaded terror outfit.world Updated: Sep 25, 2011 13:53 IST
India on Sunday said it was good that the Obama administration recognised the links between the ISI and Haqqani network of Taliban, amid a raging US-Pak row over the spy agency's support to the dreaded terror outfit.
"We have always been saying it. I am glad US finds it has also suffered under the ISI," external affairs minister S M Krishna said.
"I think our stand has been vindicated," he said.
In its latest row with Pakistan, the US has accused military-run ISI of not only supporting the Haqqani terror network but also "encouraging" it to launch more brazen strikes on American installations in Afghanistan.
Top US military commanders have said that Haqqani network backed by ISI carried out the September 13 attack on the American embassy in Kabul in which 25 people were killed.
India and the US will also discuss their bilateral relationship when Krishna meets secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday.
Krishna said it was fine to differ with the US on issues like Syria and Libya, noting that bilateral relations depended on entirely different set of conditions.
"We don't have to agree on everything," he said.
Referring to support of nations like China in India's bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, Krishna said "this is a question which India is very serious about."
He noted that the restructuring of the UNSC will be a long and arduous journey. "But India believes that ultimately it will find its rightful place in the Security Council," he added.
Krishna also met Indian ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao and its Consul Generals in the country and discussed ways to improve the consular services and deal with public grievances.