The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning last week's terrorist bombings in India.
The measure approved by a 425 to zero vote Wednesday says the attacks in Mumbai were aimed at undermining the principles on which Indian democracy is based.
Referring to what it calls a historic chapter in U.S.-India relations, the resolution also expressed the resolve of Washington to strengthen its newly-expanded relationship with New Delhi.
The primary sponsor of the measure, Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley of the U.S. state of New York, said the terrorists who have been attacking India since its founding are the same type of extremists who threaten the United States.
The U.S. Senate has also condemned last Tuesday's coordinated train bombings in Mumbai, which left nearly 200 people dead and injured hundreds.
The House and Senate resolutions come as lawmakers are preparing to debate a controversial nuclear power cooperation agreement with India promoted by President Bush.