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Obama and Singh discuss bin Laden's death, security

Other News Materials 10 May 2011 13:00
US President Barack Obama spoke with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in neighbouring Pakistan and discussed regional security, officials said Tuesday.
Obama and Singh discuss bin Laden's death, security

US President Barack Obama spoke with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in neighbouring Pakistan and discussed regional security, officials said Tuesday.

The telephone call between Obama and Singh Monday evening included the growth and development of India-US relations, an Indian government spokesman said, DPA reported.

A statement issued by the White House said the leaders discussed the "successful American action against Osama bin Laden," committed to cooperating on defence and reviewed initiatives launched when the US president visited India in November.

The conversation was the first between Obama and Singh since bin Laden's May 2 killing.

Pakistan, a key ally of the US in the fight against terrorism, has come under criticism from Washington for failing to capture the chief of the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

India has long raised concerns about militants finding sanctuary in Pakistan. It blamed Islamabad for not taking action against the masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which killed 166 people.

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