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Home > News > The Gulf War II > Report

No hope now of Indian troops: Powell

September 29, 2003 09:02 IST

The United States has given up hope that India will send troops to Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN on Sunday.

"The Indians, they have indicated they would not be in a position to provide troops. And I don't expect that position to change," he said.

Powell said he was disappointed with India's decision.

He said the US could not count anymore on a large number of international troops for deployment in Iraq. "But is there still the possibility of more troop contributors? Yes."

The secretary of state also said that "within the next two days", the US would come up with a second version of the United Nations resolution for expanding the role for the multilateral agency in Iraq.

However, he said he could not put a timeframe for the passage of the UN resolution.

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Sub: Indian troops in Iraq

The fate of India is bound to that of the USA. This should be clear. Wake up if you know it not. Clear thinking with ...

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India or any other country will not send troops its not for the piece . its US game trick to play with iraq and capture ...

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Can't help but wonder how Chandrababu Naidu would have handled the situation. I presume he'd have accepted an Indian role immediately, and India would have ...

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