US affirms to pressurize Pakistan to rein in terror. During her visit to Delhi, the US secretary Hilary Clinton has emphasized upon the need of building confidence measures between India and Pakistan to establish peace in this region.
After winding up her one day visit to Delhi, the US secretary Hilary Clinton has left for Chennai today. During her interaction with media she asserted that the US was encouraged by the discussions between India and Pakistan.
Clinton said, "We think this is the most promising approach to encourage both sides to build more confidence between them and work to implement the kinds of steps that will demonstrate the improved atmosphere that is so necessary for us to deal with the underlying problem of terrorism."
Combating terrorism and 13/7 Mumbaiblasts dominated the agenda. India and US also discussed the new guidelines issued by the Nuclear Suppliers Group which make off-limits technology for enrichment and reprocessing (ENR) to countries like India. India is yet to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Clinton is in India for the Round 2 of the India-US strategic partnership dialogue. The US secretary also spoke on trade and investments and said that there is a progress, but both countries need to remove barriers and create jobs and opportunities.
Clinton is accompanied by a 25-member delegation including top security officials in the US administration.