Barak offers India assistance in wake of terror attacks

Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke with Indian National Security adviser Mayankote Kelath Narayanan on Thursday and expressed his support for the Indian people in the wake of the brutal terror attacks in Mumbai. Barak stressed that the attacks were part of the wave of global terror that Israel was very familiar with and that free world countries that pursue peace must fight against. The defense minister expressed his concern over the fate of the Israelis caught up in the attacks and thanked the Indian government for its efforts. Narayanan briefed Barak on the developments and the defense minister offered Israel's help in an advisory capacity and in any other way it could be of assistance, be it humanitarian or professional.