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India, US seek tangible and irreversible action by Pakistan against terrorists

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US and have asked to take "tangible and irreversible action" against terrorist groups on its soil and deny safe haven to them to launch cross-border attacks, as reiterated its firm support to in the fight against

The US' support to was expressed by America's during a meeting with Vijay on Wednesday.

"Met with Indian FS to advance progress on the US-strategic partnership & our shared vision for the Indo-Pacific, as well as reiterate that the US stands shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the fight against terrorism," Bolton said in a tweet.

Post the February 14 attack by Pakistan-based (JeM) that left 40 CRPF personnel dead, Bolton and US have emerged as strong supporters of the India-US relationship.

"Both (and Bolton) underlined the importance of taking tangible and irreversible action against terrorist groups based in territories under its control and denial of safe haven for these groups to launch cross -border attacks," the said in a readout of the meeting.

The US support came on the day when for the fourth time blocked a bid to get Pakistan-based designated as a global terrorist by the

put a technical hold on the move by the US, the UK and France, seeking "more time to examine" the proposal, a at the has told PTI.

A day after the attack, Bolton had told his Indian counterpart that the US supports India's right to self-defence as tensions escalated with

On February 26, India carried out air strike on the biggest training camp deep inside Pakistan in a "preemptive" raid. A day later, Pakistani jets violated Indian air space and downed a Bison.

Pakistan captured the pilot but returned him soon under international pressure.

On Monday, after Gokhale met Pompeo, Bolton tweeted he had spoken to Pakistan to "encourage meaningful steps against the and other terrorist groups operating from Pakistan."

Other issues discussed during the Indian foreign secretary's meeting on Wednesday included and bilateral matters.

Gokhale also met and ranking member of the and leaders of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 12:00 IST