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US NSA McMaster meets PM Modi, Doval: Terrorism, Indo-US military cooperation discussed

US National Security Adviser HR McMaster On Tuesday Met Prime Minister Narendra Modi In New Delhi And Reviewed Bilateral Ties And The Situation In The South Asian Region.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 18 Apr 2017, 11:56:10 AM
US NSA McMaster meets PM Modi, Doval: Terrorism, Indo-US military cooperation discussed (ANI Image)

New Delhi:

US National Security Adviser HR McMaster on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and reviewed bilateral ties and the situation in the South Asian region.

Indian NSA Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and some other officials were present in the meeting that took place at the prime minister’s residence.

Earlier McMaster and Indian NSA held two-hour-long meeting in New Delhi. The meeting was cordial.

According to the government sources, the issue of terrorism and Indo-US Cooperation was prominently discussed. India and US agreed to increase military cooperation and more active information exchange on counter-terror operations.

"McMaster who is coming from Kabul and Islamabad also discussed regional security issues with his Indian counterpart. 

"Indian side emphasised that the terrorism emanating from Pakistan is posing a serious threat to regional stability and security. India and US have very good cooperation," the official release said. 

However, there was no mention of talks on India-Pakistan impasse on Kulbhushan Jadhav issue and Afghanistan operations in official release. 

McMaster, who is first senior official from Trump administration to visit India, will also meet PM Narendra Modi and EAM Sushma Swaraj. He is expected to extend a formal invitation for PM Modi to visit Washington in the next few months. 

Read | US NSA McMaster to meet his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval; Kulbhushan Jadhav, Afghanistan operations high on agenda


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First Published : 18 Apr 2017, 10:02:00 AM