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India, China rise makes Asia important: US


January 31st, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) With the rise of China and India as world powers, Asia is becoming more important to America as Asian markets and suppliers drive the US economy, ... Read more...

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Pentagon policy chief to step down


December 13th, 2011 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Michele Flournoy has decided to quit the job, the Pentagon said Monday."Flournoy has today announced her intention to step ... Read more...

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Hillary arrives on two-day Pakistan visit


October 20th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here Thursday evening on a two-day visit amid escalating tensions between Washington and Islamabad, Xinhua reported. Pakistan's ruling party ... Read more...

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US seeking answers from Pakistan about Osama


May 6th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) US is talking with the Pakistanis to try to understand "what they knew and what they didn't know" with regard to Osama bin Laden hiding ... Read more...

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US warns Pakistan to ‘meet expectations’ to maintain current ‘level of assistance’


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23(ANI): Pakistan must meet expectations on counter-terrorism cooperation, abidance to human rights standards and its economic reforms in order to maintain the 'level of assistance' it has been receiving ... Read more...

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Second round of Indo-US Strategic dialogue to start on April 6 in Delhi


February 16th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Asif IsmailWashington, Feb 16 (ANI): India's Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao today said that the second round of the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue will start in Delhi on April 6, with Secretary of ... Read more...

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US support for Indian Security Council bid has spurred momentum for UN reform: Rao


February 16th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Thanking the United States for its support for India's bid for UN Security Council permanent membership, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao today said that Washington's support came at ... Read more...

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India gets positive vibes to its concerns ahead of Obama visit (Lead)


September 18th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) As India prepares for the visit of President Barack Obama in early November, its numerous concerns ranging from H1-B visa fee hike to hi-tech export ... Read more...

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India gets positive vibes ahead of Obama visit


September 18th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) As India prepares for the visit of President Barack Obama in early November, its numerous concerns ranging from visa fee hike to hi-tech export controls ... Read more...

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US ‘objective’: Deny terrorists safe havens in Pakistan


August 10th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The US not only remains committed to defeating terror group Al Qaeda and its associates but also to denying them safe havens in Pakistan and Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Military supplies to Pakistan: US ‘mindful’ of Indian concerns


August 10th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The US is "mindful" of Indian concerns over military supplies to Pakistan and is "clearly observing" if the arms are only being used to fight terrorism, visiting ... Read more...

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Committed to combat LeT-Al Qaeda terror syndicate: US


August 10th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The United States is "committed" to destroying and defeating all terror syndicates, including the "strong connectivity" that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Al Qaeda have built, visiting US ... Read more...

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India playing a “critical and constructive” role in Afghanistan: US


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Rejecting Pakistan's concerns over India's 'greater' role in Afghanistan, the United States has said that New Delhi was playing a "critical and constructive" role in the war torn ... Read more...

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Closer ties with India, China no threat to either: US


July 2nd, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 2 (IANS) The United States says its closer relations with India and China should not be seen as a threat to either as all three play an ... Read more...

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Pentagon pitches for $10 bn Indian fighter jet deal


July 2nd, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 2 (IANS) The Pentagon is making a strong pitch for US companies for the $10 billion deal for 126 fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force and future ... Read more...

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US backs India’s involvement in Afghanistan


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 1 (IANS) The United States has strongly backed India's involvement in Afghanistan, saying New Delhi's "critical and positive role" there was a key part of the war-torn ... Read more...

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US piles on pressure on Pak to pound terror training camps


May 7th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Amidst the wide scale outburst against Pakistan that it has to act against terror breeding groups flourishing on its soil especially after the failed New York bombing, the ... Read more...

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US must reassure Pakistan about India, says US official


April 30th, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 30 (IANS) With Pakistan's traditional defence posture still geared to conventional military conflict with India and not counterinsurgency, a top Pentagon official says the US needs to ... Read more...

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Kayani takes centrestage at US-Pakistan strategic dialogue


March 23rd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue set to begin here Wednesday, the US has focused on building a stronger security relationship with Islamabad giving primacy ... Read more...

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US concerned over Taliban extremists shifting base from Quetta to Karachi


February 24th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): The United States is concerned over the relocation of Taliban extremists from Quetta to Pakistan's port city of Karachi, which has made it more difficult for security agencies ... Read more...

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US keen on Pak-India talks to end tensions in South Asia


February 18th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.18 (ANI): The United States is quietly nudging both Pakistan and India to work for the success of the February 25 foreign secretary-level talks in New Delhi, which it sees ... Read more...

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US to provide ‘ScanEagle’ UAV’s to Pak to boost anti-terror capabilities


February 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.17 (ANI): The United States would be providing Pakistan the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), ScanEagle, to help the trouble nation develop its capability against the extremists.The announcement comes days after ... Read more...

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Ahead of PM’s visit, India, US discuss global issues


November 5th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The build-up to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington later this month moved into top gear as India and the US Thursday discussed a host ... Read more...

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China urges US to end military surveillance near its shores


August 28th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 28(ANI): After a series of territorial disputes between China and US earlier this year, China has urged US to reduce, and eventually end the military surveillance, which it does by ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China, US military talks aim to look for common grounds


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 23 (ANI): Chinese and US military officials will seek ways to cooperate on various issues, including maritime disputes and nuclear disarmament, when they meet for the 10th Defense Consultative Talks ... Read more...

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‘US would love to see India, Pakistan talk about Kashmir’


May 21st, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 21 (IANS) The Barack Obama administration would love to see India and Pakistan re-engage in confidence-building measures and talk about Kashmir and other areas of difference, according ... Read more...

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US bill links Pakistan aid to not backing anti-India activities


April 30th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 30 (IANS) An influential US lawmaker plans to co-sponsor a bill that would link US economic assistance to Pakistan to Islamabad's pledge not to support anti-India activities.The ... Read more...

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US to pursue broader military ties with Pakistan


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): The Obama Administration wants to pursue broader military ties with Pakistan in order to help Islamabad combat a growing threat from militant groups including the Taliban, a ... Read more...

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US working to cut “historic” ISI stranglehold on Pak Army, Government


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washinton, Apr.3 (ANI): The Unites States is certainly worried by the increasing influence of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) on the government, with a top Pentagon official saying that Washington is ... Read more...

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US lawmakers question deeper ties with ‘unreliable’ Pakistan


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 2 (IANS) Many US lawmakers are concerned over the Obama administration's new Af-Pak strategy calling for deepening ties with Pakistan with some calling the Pakistanis unreliable allies ... Read more...

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