Brown vows to work with India in fight against terrorism

15:12, November 27, 2009      

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Thursday pledged to work with India and other international partners in the fight against terrorism on the first anniversary of the terror attacks in Mumbai.

On the eve of the anniversary of the Mumbai attacks, Brown said "the attacks in Mumbai last year were an outrage. No-one who watched the events unfold on television will forget the way that those responsible sought to cause the greatest fear and suffering."

Their misguided aim was to create terror and uncertainty in the region. The British government and the people of India were neither cowed nor provoked by these atrocities but stood resolute, Brown said.

He said: "I shall reiterate to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, when I meet him at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting later this week, that Britain will work shoulder with India and our international partners, to confront this common threat."

"On the anniversary of this terrible event, my thoughts are with the people of Mumbai. I condemn terrorism in all its forms and wherever it strikes," Brown added.

One year ago on Nov. 26, 2008, 10 terrorists held Mumbai hostage for nearly 60 hours, killing over 170 people and wounding more than 300, many of them foreigners.  

Source: Xinhua
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