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Trump exhorts India to help US in Afghanistan more warns Pakistan

New Delhi: The United States, under President Trump has exhorted India to help the country more in Afghanistan after warning Pakistan against harboring terrorist organisations and sheltering terrorists and criminals.

Trump also reversed his earlier view calling for a total US withdrawal from the troubled country, saying although his "original instinct was to pull out ... a hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for terrorists," largely supported by Pakistan.

In a significant recasting of American policy for South Asia following a lengthy review with his generals and strategists, Trump just stopped short of directly calling Pakistan a terrorist sponsor.