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No evidence on India's involvement in Balochistan: US

Source: PTI
October 31, 2009 00:36 IST
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the US does not have any evidence of India's involvement in Balochistan amid Pakistan's allegation that New Delhi was fomenting trouble in the province.

"Well, first of all, we have no evidence of that. I mean, we just have no evidence of that," Clinton said in reply to a query that many Pakistanis believe that India is fomenting trouble in Balochistan.

"So from our perspective, we believe that anything like that, any charge that might be made like that, and Balochistan, as you know, is a very volatile region," she said during her interaction with Pakistani editors in Lahore on Thursday night.

Clinton said she has not seen any evidence from Pakistan about India's involvement in Balochistan.

"Not that I've seen. Others in my government may have. I have not seen it. I have not seen anything like that. So I can't agree with you because I personally don't have any information," she said, according to the transcript made available on Friday by the State Department in Washington.

Her comments assume significance in the wake of Pakistan alleging that India was fomenting trouble in Balochistan and that it had "evidence" to prove its claim.
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