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Australia offers help in Mumbai blasts probe

Source: PTI
July 12, 2006 14:58 IST
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Australia on Wednesday said it was willing to provide forensic or intelligence assistance to India's investigations into the Mumbai train blasts that claimed at least 190 lives and injured over 756.

"The normal situation in relation to India is that they like to do these things on their own, but having said that, we would be very happy to provide forensic assistance through our police or other forms of intelligence assistance that they might want," Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said.

"Australia signed a memorandum of understanding on counter-terrorism with the Indian government in 2003 and Australia would be happy to help if requested," he said, adding, "We certainly make that offer to the Indians and if they had like to take up that offer we had like to help them at this very terrible time."

Downer also said that Australia would not change its level of threat or its travel advisory for the area but added those visiting or living in India should remain alert. "It just reminds us in the old phrase, that we should be alert but not alarmed," Downer said.

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