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British PM ticks off Pak on terror export
n Backs India’s claim for UNSC seat n Bags deal worth £500 m for UK firm 
Shubhadeep Choudhury/TNS

Bangalore, July 28
The British Prime Minister David Cameron asserted here today that Britain shared India’s concern over Pakistan exporting terror. “ We cannot tolerate in any sense the idea that this country is allowed to look both ways and is able to promote the export of terror, whether to India or Afghanistan or anywhere else in the world,” he declared in response to a question while adressing techies and invited audience in the campus of IT major Infosys.

Also, he expressed support for India’s ambition to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Cameron, on maiden visit to India as PM, said he had discussed the issue with President Obama and would discuss it with PM Manmohan Singh when they meet in New Delhi. “ It’s not right to have any relationship with groups that are promoting terror”, he added while indicating that Pakistan needed to do more to curb activities of the terror groups operating from its soil.

Cameron’s visit to Bangalore reaped dividends for the British aerospace major BAE Systems, with it bagging a new order worth over £500 million for supplying additional 57 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer to India for the IAF and Indian Navy. While the IAF will get 40 of these aircraft, the Navy will get 17.

The aircraft will be manufactured at HAL’s facilities in Bangalore. BAE Systems will provide specialist engineering services, raw material and equipment necessary for airframe production and support package for IAF and the Navy.





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