Today, both India and the US criticized cross-border terrorism and called for perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks to be ‘brought to justice’. Both the nations issued a joint statement after a first in-person bilateral meeting under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden.

Releasing a statement, both the countries affirmed that they stand together in the shared fight against terrorism and will take coordinated action against designated terrorist groups. “The leaders will take coordinated action against all terrorist groups, including groups proscribed by the UNSCR 1267 Sanctions Committee, and called for the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks to be brought to justice,” the statement read.

The leaders also condemned the use of any terrorist proxies and emphasized the importance of denying any logistical, financial, or military support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks.

Biden and PM Modi hoped that the upcoming US-India Counterterrorism Joint Working Group, Designations Dialogue and renewed US-India Homeland Security Dialogue will further strengthen counterterrorism cooperation between both the countries, including in the areas of intelligence sharing and law enforcement cooperation.

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