Holbrooke to discuss AFPAK strategy with India

April 8th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke arrived in New Delhi late last night and is expected to brief the Indian leadership about his recent visit to Pakistan and President Obama’s new strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Holbrooke is being accompanied by the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen.

Holbrooke will meet with Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan.

The threat of terrorism originating from Afghanistan and Pakistan will form the core of discussions between the two sides.

This is Holbrooke’s second visit to New Delhi after taking up his new assignment.

Amid reports that the Pakistani Army is attempting to neutralise the effects of this new American strategy, India’s role in supplementing US efforts to defeat terrorism has assumed importance.

During his first visit to India, Holbrooke had described the Taliban as a ‘common threat’ to the US, India and Pakistan. (ANI)

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