US NSA McMaster meets PM Modi; reviews bilateral relations
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 18-Apr-2017

New Delhi, April 18: National Security Adviser of United States HR McMaster on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. US official and PM Modi reviewed bilateral ties, a situation in the South Asian region and also vowed to fight against terrorism without any compromise.
However, earlier HR McMaster met with his counterpart India's NSA Ajit Doval where both discussed the issue of terrorism and Indo-US cooperation. Both the officials also deliberated on regional security issues. McMaster and Doval held detailed discussions on Indo-US relations especially the security aspect of the ties.

India's NSA Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar were present in the meeting that took place between McMaster and PM Modi.

Earlier, HR McMaster visited Pakistan and met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other top officials. During the meet with HR McMaster, Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz discussed the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan as well as shared its perspective on the plight of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Aziz also briefed McMaster about the status of India- Pakistan relations.

Whereas, Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif also met with HR McMaster and shared his vision of a peaceful neighborhood and commitment to dialogue, engagement. Meanwhile, General McMaster thanked the Aziz and acknowledged Pakistan's sacrifices in combating extremism and terrorism. He renewed the commitment of the new Administration to work closely with Pakistan in strengthening mutually beneficial relations and towards the shared objectives of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

Importantly, as part of the South Asia trip, he also visited Afghanistan before traveling to Pakistan.