U.S. envoy to India warns against another Mumbai-style attack

CHICAGO, May 20 (Xinhua) — The outgoing U.S. ambassador to India warned Friday against another terrorist attack in the South Asian country, saying it could spark serious conflict with its neighbor and fellow nuclear state of Pakistan.

Speaking before members of Chicago’s foreign affairs establishment, Timothy J. Roemer said that while “great progress” has been made in terms of counter-terrorism cooperation between India and Pakistan, a single violent event could alter that tenuous relationship.

“If another Mumbai attack takes place in India, if we are not able to work with India to deflect that attack, it very well could lead to increased tensions and possibly some kind of exchange between these two nuclear nations,” Roemer said.

That is why it is crucial for the United States to assist India maintain its security and avert terrorist threats before they happen, said the Indiana-born diplomat and former congressman.



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