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Friday, 02 March 2012 - 18:36
US troops in five South Asian Countries including Sri Lanka
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A top Pentagon commander has disclosed US Special Forces teams are currently stationed in five South Asian countries including Sri Lanka as part of the counter-terrorism co-operation with these nations.

These teams have been deployed by US Pacific Command as part of its effort to enhance their counter-terrorism capabilities, in particular in the maritime domain.

US Admiral Robert Willard stated that they are working very closely with India with regard to their counter-terrorism capabilities and in particular on the maritime domain and said that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba is a very dangerous organization.


He said Pacific Command’s Indian Engagement Initiative that resourced and hosted Mumbai counter terrorist specialists for training exercises and exchanges throughout the US, together with capacity-building activities with South Asian partners are mainly focused on containing LeT and contributing to self-sufficiency of the sub-region’s militaries.

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