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Holbrooke: India, Pakistan, U.S. face same threat

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  • U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke wraps up his tour of South Asia
  • Holbrooke says India, Pakistan and U.S. face "common threat"
  • He held talks with Indian National Security Adviser M.K. Naryanan
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NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- United States special envoy Richard Holbrooke wrapped up his three-nation tour of South Asia Monday, saying India, Pakistan and his country faced a "common threat."

He held talks with Indian National Security Adviser M.K. Naryanan, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon.

"What happened in Swat (valley of Pakistan) demonstrates a key point and that is that India, United States and Pakistan all have a common threat now," he told reporters after meeting Mukherjee.

Holbrooke apparently spoke about the general situation in Swat, where Taliban militants have gained the upper hand, but reserved his comments over Pakistan's reported moves to impose Islamic law in the troubled northwest.

He said he had yet to receive an update about it from his country's ambassador to Pakistan.

The U.S. envoy arrived in India on Sunday after his tour of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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