US Backs India's 'Right to Self-Defence

Thu 13 Oct 2016, 10:51:18
Supporting India's right to self-defence in the aftermath of the Uri attack which it dubbed a clear case of cross-border terrorism, the US has dismissed the recent attempt by Pakistan to link peace in war-torn Afghanistan with resolution of the Kashmir issue. 
The White House backed India's right to defend itself as with any other country, in view of the recent surgical strike but advised caution given the heavy militarisation between the two neighbours. It also

said that that the US is making every effort to ensure that India become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by the end of this year.Making a rare appearance before a Washington audience,
Peter Lavoy, the White House's point person for South Asia, said that India-US ties are the most dynamic relationship for the US as he listed the Obama administration's achievements in strengthening the relationship between the two largest democracies of the world.

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