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'Terrorist attacks won't deter rise of India'

February 15, 2010 10:12 IST

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), one of the most influential doctors organisation in the US, on Monday said that terrorist attacks like the one in Pune last week would not stop the rise of India as a global power.

Terming the terrorist attack in Pune as a provocative act on the part of the terror groups, AAPI in a statement commended India for the restraint shown by it.

"This attack is just the latest provocation India has faced, making it virtually the only nation in the global community to continually show remarkable restraint in the face of ongoing terrorism," said AAPI president Dr Vinod K Shah.

"Citizens of India, Iran, Sudan, Nepal, Taiwan and Germany suffered injuries in this attack, indicating the global reach of this senseless violence. We give our sincerest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this attack," Dr Shah said.

"We will continue to advocate for stronger US-India ties, increased tourism to India and encouraging further investments and business ties with India. Terrorist attacks will not deter our support for India, nor will they stop India's rise as a global power," he said.

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