India welcomes US remarks declaring Pakistan epicentre of terrorism

January 23rd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaNew Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Continuing its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan, India Friday welcomed the US remarks saying Pakistan in the “epicentre of terrorism” and called upon the world to take action against terror from Pakistani soil.Defence minister A.K. Antony Friday expressed his satisfaction with the US realisation that global terrorism emanates from Pakistan.

“More than 30 terror outfits are active in Pakistan. It is good that the world has realised that Pakistan is the epicentre of terrorism,” Antony told reporters here.

“Now the world must take action against the terror from Pakistani soil,” he said.

US President Barack Obama Thursday said Islamist extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan posed a grave threat that his new administration would tackle as a single problem under a wider strategy.

The defence minister reiterated that the Indian armed forces are in a state of “preparedness”.

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