India, U.S. Vow to Fight Terror, Boost Economic Cooperation

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WASHINGTON– India and the U.S. June 26 reiterated their commitment to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism even as the two sides agreed to boost economic cooperation following the first ever meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.

"Fighting against terrorism and destroying the hideouts of the terrorists will be an important part of our mutual cooperation," Modi said while jointly addressing the media with Trump following delegation-level talks.

"We will enhance the intelligence exchange to boost coordination to address our common concerns over terrorism and will deepen our policy coordination accordingly," he said.

Modi added that both the nations had agreed to increase their cooperation to tackle global challenges like increasing radicalization, extremism and terrorism.

His comments came hours after the U.S. June 26 declared the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.

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