India-US will shape the rest of this century: Clinton

By Arun Kumar, IANS

June 3rd, 2010

WASHINGTON – Fight against terrorism and nuclear security topped the agenda of India and the US as they set out the shape of a global partnership that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said “will shape the rest of this century.”

“The global nature of the security challenges that we face today, particularly the threat posed by transnational terrorism, requires us to cooperate more closely than ever before,” said External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna as the two countries Thursday began their first ever strategic dialogue.

“Security is a top priority because both our nations have been seared by acts of terrorism on hour home soils,” Clinton said, outlining the contours of a partnership encompassing defence, education, energy, agriculture and climate change.

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