India Differs with U.S. on ‘Certification’ for Pakistan’s Battle Against Terror

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New Delhi: In a strong reaction to Washington's pat to Islamabad for acting against terror groups, India on Monday said it does not believe Pakistan has shown "sustained commitment" in fighting such outfits.

India, however, said how Washington chooses to spend its taxpayers' money "is entirely its prerogative.”

The so-called “certification” of Pakistan by the U.S. makes the nuclear-armed nation eligible for an aid package under the Kerry-Lugar Bill.

The bill has "actions against terror groups" as one of the conditions that Pakistan must fulfill to be eligible for aid from the U.S. It authorizes the release of $1.5 billion per year to Pakistan as non-military aid.

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