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The US is looking to India for help in the region national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports on efforts by the Pentagon chief.
To cultivate one ally.
And send a signal to another.
A day after US officials confirmed that a CIA drone strike in Pakistan killed Al qaeda's number two.
Abu yeah idea I'll Libby Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made a high profile visit to India part of the president's new strategy.
To shift focus in a balance of forces toward Asia and the Pacific.
India sits at a crossroads providing a counter balance to both Pakistan and China.
Is firmly committed to providing these this -- advanced technology.
-- big -- We were both leaders.
In technology developed.
And we can do incredible work together.
Secretary Panetta's visit to India sends a clear message to Pakistan a message that will not be lost on India's neighbor and bitter rival.
Pakistan has fought three wars with India since partition and independence from Britain and the main reason Pakistan has always supported the Taliban.
This fear that India will gain influence in Afghanistan.
And control Pakistan's borders from east and west.
-- say it.
Is a complicated relationship.
Complicated for both of our country.
But it is more and that we must continue to work.
Pentagon officials deny there is a message to Pakistan.
But Panetta has pointedly not visited Pakistan since taking the reins at the Pentagon after the bin -- -- raid.
Tensions remain high as US negotiators continue to press Pakistan to open the supply routes into Afghanistan.
That Islamabad closed last November during a dispute with the US military over cross border fighting roaring.
I didn't -- Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas Panetta laughed when asked what information he shared with Pakistan before the bin -- -- read -- -- -- -- -- -- a lot of -- traveling with the Defense Secretary Jennifer Griffin Fox News.
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