Doval in America: India, US agree to chalk out anti-terrorism strategy

Washington , PTI | Updated : 24 March 2017, 09:18 PM
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval (source; Getty)
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval (source; Getty)

India and the US have agreed to chalk out a joint strategy as partners to combat the “full spectrum” of terror threats as the National Security Advisors of the two countries met in Washington, a top White House official said on Friday.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his American counterpart Lt Gen H R McMaster on Thursday. 

They discussed a range of issues to “identify opportunities to set a course” for India and the US, Michel Anton, Spokesman of the National Security Council, White House told.

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“They committed to work together as partners to combat the full spectrum of terrorist threats, affirming that both great democracies stand together in the fight against terrorism,” Anton said.

“McMaster noted that President Trump looks forward to hosting Prime Minister Modi in the United States later this year,” Anton said.

Doval is also expected to meet US Defence secretary James Mattis on Friday. 

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Last year, the US declared India a major defence partner.

The US and India last year also signed a bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) that will give the militaries of the two countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs.

LEMOA is said to be one of the four ‘foundational agreements’ that the US enters into with its defence partners.

First Published: Friday, March 24, 2017 07:51 PM

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