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India can help US keep an eye on Pakistan, says Nikki Haley

Washington, October 18 : India can help the US keep an eye on Pakistan as President Donald Trump has “taken tougher approach to Islamabad harbouring terrorists”, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said.
Noting that Trump recently announced a new strategy for combating terrorism in Afghanistan and South Asia, Haley said one of the pillars of that strategy is the development of America’s strategic partnership with India.
“America’s overriding interest in Afghanistan and throughout South Asia is to eliminate terrorist safe havens that threaten us. And to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, we will use all the elements of our national power–economic diplomatic and military–to pursue these goals,” she said.Critically we will look to our economic and security partnerships with India, she added.
In her address to an event organised by US India Friendship Council, Haley said Trump had taken a “tougher approach to Pakistan harbouring terrorists”. “Pakistan has been a partner to the US at times. We value and respect that. But, we cannot tolerate this government or any other government giving safe haven to terrorists who target Americans. This new approach will require understanding and restraint from both Pakistan and India,” she said.

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