Admiral Mullen meets Indian leadership, offers help on Mumbai terror probe

December 4th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, met with senior Indian civilian and military leaders here today.
According to a U.S. Embassy press release, the agenda included meetings with National Security Advisor M.K.Narayanan, Defence Minister A.K. Antony and Chief of Naval Staff/Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Admiral Sureesh Mehta.
Admiral Mullen offered his condolences India’’s losses in last week’’s attacks and reiterated the U.S. military’’s commitment to work closely with the Indian armed forces to combat terrorism in the region.
According to the press release, he thanked Indian officials for their restraint and their desire to cooperate with Pakistani officials in the pursuit of those responsible for the attacks.
He also repeated Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’’s offer of U.S. assistance in the investigation.
Admiral Mullen urged all parties in India and in Pakistan to collaborate against the increasingly sophisticated threat of militant extremism in South Asia. (ANI)

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