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'No India role in Balochistan'

The separatist movement in Pakistan’s Balochistan province is fuelled by the country’s domestic policies and not India, a top US official said.

world Updated: May 26, 2011 23:03 IST

The separatist movement in Pakistan's Balochistan province is fuelled by the country's domestic policies and not India, a top US official said on Thursday.

"I don't think that the existence of a terrorist or a separatist movement in Balochistan is fuelled by Indian financing or anything like that," US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia Robert Blake said.

"I think it's fuelled by domestic issues that are internal to Pakistan," Blake said in his interaction with Defense Writers Group in Washington.

Pakistan has repeatedly accused India of supporting the rebels in Balochistan in order to destabilise the country.

India, however, has categorically denied the allegations.