Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar when asked about Muslims in India would not comment on U.S. Presidential race but said in India, ''We gel well.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, meeting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter Thursday, replied to a question about U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump's view on Muslims and said, "I will not comment on what has been talked about in the U.S., but as far as India is concerned, we believe that we are the second largest Muslim population, and we gel well." "We believe that everyone has equal opportunity, equal rights," he said. "Yes, maybe there are a few small pockets of extremism, radicalization, but too few to treat different sections of society differently." His remarks come just days after Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who leads opinion polls in the Republican nominating race, called for blocking Muslims, including would-be immigrants, students and tourists, from entering the country following last week's deadly shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized.