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US backs India's 'right to self-defence' post Uri attack

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

In a clear indication of its support for India's surgical strikes in PoK, the US has said it empathises with the Indian position that it needs to respond militarily to terror threats as it dubbed the Uri attack as a "clear case of cross-border terrorism".

The US also dismissed the recent attempt by to link peace in war-torn with resolution of the Kashmir issue.



The 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 becomes a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by the end of this year.

Making a rare appearance before a 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.

"It (Uri) was a clear case of cross-border terrorism. We condemned this act of terrorism. It was a horrific attack. Every country has a right to self defence. But in a heavily militarised relationship that has also experienced three wars, there is indeed a need for caution and restraint," he said responding to a question on the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed.

"We share with India, the concern for preventing any future attack. We empathise with the Indian position that it needs to respond militarily to cross-border threat of terrorism. But we also advise caution," Lavoy said yesterday.

and have a "friction-filled relationship" and they have not found a way to overcome that, he said.

Last week, Lavoy met the two special envoys of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Kashmir.

The two Pakistani envoys in their public meetings had linked peace in to resolving the Kashmir issue.

"We certainly do not believe that the situation in is linked with Kashmir," the top official said.

Lavoy said the US is making every effort to ensure that becomes a member of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group by the end of this year.

"In 2016 ought to join the NSG," he said and referred to the commitment made by the US in this regard.

becoming a member of NSG, he argued would exhibit New Delhi's new leadership in non-proliferation.

"Every effort is being made to ensure ought to join NSG this year," Lavoy said to a question.

In a well calibrated operation, which started on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, the moved across the LoC and smashed terror launch pads.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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US backs India's 'right to self-defence' post Uri attack

In a clear indication of its support for India's surgical strikes in PoK, the US has said it empathises with the Indian position that it needs to respond militarily to terror threats as it dubbed the Uri attack as a "clear case of cross-border terrorism". The US also 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 becomes 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 ... In a clear indication of its support for India's surgical strikes in PoK, the US has said it empathises with the Indian position that it needs to respond militarily to terror threats as it dubbed the Uri attack as a "clear case of cross-border terrorism".

The US also dismissed the recent attempt by to link peace in war-torn with resolution of the Kashmir issue.

The 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 becomes a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by the end of this year.

Making a rare appearance before a 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.

"It (Uri) was a clear case of cross-border terrorism. We condemned this act of terrorism. It was a horrific attack. Every country has a right to self defence. But in a heavily militarised relationship that has also experienced three wars, there is indeed a need for caution and restraint," he said responding to a question on the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed.

"We share with India, the concern for preventing any future attack. We empathise with the Indian position that it needs to respond militarily to cross-border threat of terrorism. But we also advise caution," Lavoy said yesterday.

and have a "friction-filled relationship" and they have not found a way to overcome that, he said.

Last week, Lavoy met the two special envoys of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Kashmir.

The two Pakistani envoys in their public meetings had linked peace in to resolving the Kashmir issue.

"We certainly do not believe that the situation in is linked with Kashmir," the top official said.

Lavoy said the US is making every effort to ensure that becomes a member of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group by the end of this year.

"In 2016 ought to join the NSG," he said and referred to the commitment made by the US in this regard.

becoming a member of NSG, he argued would exhibit New Delhi's new leadership in non-proliferation.

"Every effort is being made to ensure ought to join NSG this year," Lavoy said to a question.

In a well calibrated operation, which started on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, the moved across the LoC and smashed terror launch pads.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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US backs India's 'right to self-defence' post Uri attack

In a clear indication of its support for India's surgical strikes in PoK, the US has said it empathises with the Indian position that it needs to respond militarily to terror threats as it dubbed the Uri attack as a "clear case of cross-border terrorism".

The US also dismissed the recent attempt by to link peace in war-torn with resolution of the Kashmir issue.

The 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 becomes a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by the end of this year.

Making a rare appearance before a 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.

"It (Uri) was a clear case of cross-border terrorism. We condemned this act of terrorism. It was a horrific attack. Every country has a right to self defence. But in a heavily militarised relationship that has also experienced three wars, there is indeed a need for caution and restraint," he said responding to a question on the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed.

"We share with India, the concern for preventing any future attack. We empathise with the Indian position that it needs to respond militarily to cross-border threat of terrorism. But we also advise caution," Lavoy said yesterday.

and have a "friction-filled relationship" and they have not found a way to overcome that, he said.

Last week, Lavoy met the two special envoys of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Kashmir.

The two Pakistani envoys in their public meetings had linked peace in to resolving the Kashmir issue.

"We certainly do not believe that the situation in is linked with Kashmir," the top official said.

Lavoy said the US is making every effort to ensure that becomes a member of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group by the end of this year.

"In 2016 ought to join the NSG," he said and referred to the commitment made by the US in this regard.

becoming a member of NSG, he argued would exhibit New Delhi's new leadership in non-proliferation.

"Every effort is being made to ensure ought to join NSG this year," Lavoy said to a question.

In a well calibrated operation, which started on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, the moved across the LoC and smashed terror launch pads.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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