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Panetta To Urge Larger Role For New Delhi In Afghanistan

June 05 2012


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in New Delhi for two days of talks with Indian officials, with Afghanistan high on the agenda, reports Reuters.

The secretary is expected to encourage India to take a more active role in Afghanistan as the international coalition reduces its forces in that country, U.S. officials said.

India and Pakistan have a longstanding rivalry over influence in Afghanistan. However, U.S. officials said that both countries also have an interest in...

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