WASHINGTON - The United States will forcefully counter what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls 'propaganda and misinformation being spread against various US actions vis-a-vis Pakistan, including the Kerry-Lugar aid bill. 'We have adopted a new approach, which is, we do not leave any misstatement or inaccuracy unanswered, she said when questioned about how Washington planned to counter the growing anti-US sentiments in Pakistan. Speaking at US Institute of Peace, the US top diplomat said that Obama administration saw the ultimate passage of the $7.5 billion five-year economic assistance package-the Kerry-Lugar Bill-as a 'great milestone in our relationship. She said that the 'US is hoping to be a good partner for not just the Government of Pakistan, but more importantly, the people of Pakistan. Hillary further elaborated: 'I think we have, as a government, not done a very good job in responding to what you rightly call propaganda, misinformation, even in some instances disinformation, about our motivations and our actions in Pakistan. That became clear to me as we were doing our review, and I saw how often there were stories in the Pakistani media that were totally untrue, but we were not responding as effectively as we need to. 'We have, under Judith McHale, our Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, undertaken a very thorough analysis of what better we could do, and we are moving very rapidly to try to fill that void. We have a new team going into Pakistan. A Public Affairs officer may be already there. We have adopted a new approach, which is we do not leave any misstatement or inaccuracy unanswered. It may be that people wont believe it at first, but we intend to counter a lot of this propaganda with the best weapon we have; namely, the truth. And were going to be much more aggressive in interacting with the Pakistani media, she added. 'It is unfortunate that there is a lot of mistrust that has built up with respect to the United States. And I think we saw that in some of the reaction on the Kerry-Lugar legislation, which wed been working on and consulting with the Govt of Pakistan for many, many months. And the ultimate passage of it we saw as a great milestone in our relationship, and we were very concerned when the reaction was so volatile and negative, she said. She further said: 'I believe we have gone a long way in answering and putting to rest a lot of those misperceptions. As you know, Foreign Minister Qureshi made a special trip here last week and met with members of Congress, certainly Senator (John) Kerry and Congressman (Howard) Berman and others, to make clear what the intent of the legislation was. And on his recent trip in the region, Senator Kerry, in between helping us very significantly answer concerns raised in Afghanistan, made a trip to Islamabad where he reiterated our approach. 'This is going to take time. This is not something you can fix in a news cycle or by just snapping your fingers and asking people to believe you. You have to go at it day in and day out. And I was, frankly, quite surprised that we had not done much of this in an effective manner. But were going to remedy that. And theres no guarantee that people will pay more attention to what we say, but at least were going to be in the mix and were going to be in the mix every day in getting out information that can be used by those who understand that the United States is hoping to be a good partner for not just the Government of Pakistan, but more importantly, the people of Pakistan, she added. While backing Pakistan in its anti-terror fight, Hillary also noted that the recent terrorist attacks against government and military targets do not pose a threat to Pakistans nuclear command and control or access. 'We dont think that those attacks pose a threat to the nuclear command and control or access. We have been reassured about the security of the nuclear weapons stockpiles and facilities. But it is obviously a matter that we are watching very closely, she said in reply to a question about nuclear safety and the threat of proliferation in the wake of last weeks deadly attacks in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Washington, she said, has asked the Pakistani government a number of questions about the safety of nuclear weapons in the wake of stepped up attacks on govt installations. Hillarys remarks came as Pakistanis braved an unprecedented wave of terrorist bombings to fight a high-stakes battle against militants in the Tribal Areas of South Waziristan bordering Afghanistan, where the US-led forces are struggling to contain an expanding Taliban insurgency. 'We are supporting the Pakistani Government in their courageous efforts against these extremists, which, to us, is one of the most important steps they can take to make sure that these questions that you raise are going to be answered satisfactorily. Replying to a question on India, she described the landmark India-US nuclear deal as part of a broader strategic dialogue with New Delhi, calling the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as 'very significant. 'The nuclear accord that I supported as a Senator, and the Obama administration supports it as a government, is embedded in a broader strategic dialogue with Indians, she said in an address on non-proliferation issues at the US Institute of Peace on Wednesday. 'We view the relationship as comprehensive and very deep in terms of the issues we wish to explore with our Indian counterparts, Hillary said. The Indian Prime Minister arrives here Nov 24. India-US nuclear deal was unique and 'we are not going to use it as a template in specifics, for other countries, she added. But the administration is looking at closely how its broad outlines could be used to offer peaceful nuclear energy to other countries with having safeguards and verification, she said. 'The goal here is to ensure that the fuel cycle that does not spin into non-peaceful purposes, she added. 'Obviously, we have lot of confidence with the Indians and their approach and we are going to be working closely with them, including American companies that will be part of implementing the reactor sites that are part of agreement. Hillary also said Washington wanted India to be part of the over-all effort, endorsing the strategy of the Bush administration, which wanted New Delhi to be in the nuclear tent rather than outside it, an approach which led to the nuclear deal. 'We want them to really be a major player at the table...in trying to reinstate a non-proliferation regime that can prevent further countries acquiring nuclear weapons or even peaceful nuclear capacity with safeguards, she said. 'India we see as a full partner in this effort.We look forward to working with them in coming up with a 21st century version of NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty).