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Recalibrate threat posture from India: US envoy to Pak

world Updated: May 12, 2009 22:21 IST

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The US on Tuesday underlined the need for Pakistan to recalibrate from its current military threat posture targeted against India to one that addresses the insurgents on its Western border, saying it must show commitment to root out al-Qaeda and Taliban from its borders.

"The Pakistani Army has traditionally been arrayed in a conventional deployment in the east, against India. We must work with Pakistan so that it has the resources and training to recalibrate from its current conventional threat posture to one that addresses the insurgent threat on its Western frontier," said Richard Holbrooke, Special US Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Holbrooke said that building the counterinsurgency capability of the Pakistan Army specially that of Frontier Core is key to winning the war against terrorism in the country.

The top envoy underlined that Islamabad must show commitment to root out al-Qaeda and Taliban from its borders.

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Holbrooke urged the Senators for quick approval of military and civilian aid to Pakistan.

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