U.S. sees space for cooperation with India on Islamic State

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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 5:02 AM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and the United States could cooperate in the struggle against Islamic State, particularly on issues such as financing and foreign fighters, U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on Monday.

"In terms of our cooperation with India, it has been focused on this part of world, different organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba," Rhodes told reporters in New Delhi, referring to the Pakistan-based organization accused of plotting the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai.

"We do think there is space for cooperation with India on issues like foreign fighters, terrorist financing that could be relevant to ISIS," he added.

(Reporting by Sanjeev Miglani; Writing by Krista Mahr; Editing by John Chalmers)