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| US, India sign counter-terror pact|
| Updated at: 1705 PST, Friday, July 23, 2010|
NEW DELHI: India and the United States signed an anti-terrorism pact on Friday.
The India-US Counter Terrorism Cooperation Initiative aims to boost security ties between the two countries, including closer liaison between their commando and Special Forces, an Indian government statement said.
India said the pact also aims to increase "exchanges between coast guards and the navy on maritime security" and establish procedures to undertake joint investigations.
Signed in the form of a memorandum of understanding the accord will enhance cooperation in tracking money laundering and the financing of terrorism, the home ministry statement said.