India and the United States have called for Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai and 2016 Pathankot terrorist attacks to justice.
Acknowledging the continued threat posed to human civilisation by terrorism and condemning the recent incidents of terrorism from Paris to Pathankot and Brussels to Kabul, India and the United States resolved to redouble their efforts, bilaterally and with other like-minded countries, to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism anywhere in the world and the infrastructure that supports them.
In a joint statement issued after the third major bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, the leaders committed to strengthen cooperation against terrorist threats from extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda, Daesh/ISIL, Jaish-e Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba, D Company and their affiliates, including through deepened collaboration on UN terrorist designations.
In this context, they directed their officials to identify specific new areas of collaboration at the next meeting of the US-India Counter terrorism Joint Working Group.
Building on the January 2015 US-India Joint Statement commitment to make the US-India partnership a defining counter terrorism relationship for the 21st Century, as well as the September 2015 US-India Joint Declaration on combating terrorism, both leaders announced further steps to deepen collaboration against the full spectrum of terrorist threats.
-With agency inputs