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'We are next to the epicentre of international terrorism'

February 7, 2009
India has indicated its opposition to the sale of arms to Pakistan by the US and others in the name of fight against terrorism and extremism, saying such supplies were "totally unrelated" to objective meant for and rather act as "whisky to an alcoholic, a drug reinforcing an addiction".

Addressing an international conference in Paris on Thursday, Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon said "we, in India, are next to the epicentre of international terrorism in Pakistan."

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Image: An under-siege Taj Hotel in Mumbai in flames on November 27.
Text: Shivshankar Menon | Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters

Also see: 'Cutting aid will curtail Pak army's independence'

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