USINPAC commends progress in counter-terrorism, nuclear cooperation and bilateral trade
July 19, 2011, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) applauds the forward-looking dialogue between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and India’s Foreign Minister S M Krishna, and is heartened by their decision to increase cooperation in counter-terrorism, intelligence sharing, and full implementation of the bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement.
Secretary Clinton is on a three day visit to India for the second US-India Strategic Dialogue. The two countries reiterated the importance of elimination of terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan for regional stability and security, and also decided to increase cooperation in Afghanistan. She supported India’s full membership in the four export control regimes- Nuclear Suppliers Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group and the Wassennaar Arrangement.
Reacting to the meeting, USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri welcomed the increased cooperation in counter-terrorism and intelligence sharing and said, “The bombings in Mumbai last week reiterate the need for greater US-India cooperation in eradicating the menace of terrorism from the region.” He further stated “The US-India civil energy nuclear agreement was a defining moment in the bilateral relationship and we look forward to all outstanding issues in its implementation being sorted out at the earliest.”
About USINPAC: The U.S India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the US. We also provide bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information visit us at http://www.usinpac.com.