US-India NSAs agree to fight terror jointly
The meeting between the National Security Advisors of India and the United States of America concluded on a positive note with both sides deciding to extend cooperation in the fight against terror. India's NSA, Ajit Doval met with his counterpart from the US, :t. Gen. H R Mc Master at Delhi on Tuesday where a host of issues were discussed.
The meeting was a significant one and the issue of Kulbhushan Jadhav was also raised. Jadhav was sentenced to death in Pakistan on the charge that he was an Indian spy. Mc Master's meeting with the NSA was held after the former completed his visit to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
India said in a statement following the meeting that the NSA conveyed the greetings of President Donald Trump to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the meeting between Modi and Mc Master, the former recalled his telephonic conversation with Trump. During the telephonic conversation which Modi described as positive, Trump had reaffirmed the importance attached by both sides to the strategic partnership and to stepping up India-US engagement across the board The NSA shared his perspective with the PM on the security situation in the extended region, including in Afghanistan, West Asia and the DPRK. During the conversation, they exchanged views on how both countries can work together to effectively address the challenge of terrorism and to advance regional peace, security and stability, the statement also read.