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US plays down Indian help in Iraq

US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage says he has made no request for India to send troops to Iraq. He was speaking in Delhi after talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as India’s foreign minister and national security adviser. The US wants Delhi more involved in Iraq’s UN-approved transition process. Shortly before leaving for Pakistan, Mr Armitage also said he was satisfied with Islamabad’s crackdown on al-Qaeda in the Afghan border region. Mr Armitage’s visit to India is the first by a senior US official since the change of government in Delhi in May.Full Story

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