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Indian PM, US NSA discuss terrorism, regional security

Indian PM, US NSA discuss terrorism, regional security

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Apr 18, 2017 - 16:31

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): US National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen HR McMaster on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks on terrorism and issues related to Afghanistaninfo-icon stability, a media report said.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval also attended the meeting at Modi's official 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, according to a handout picture released by the Externalinfo-icon Affairs Ministry.

Sources said they discussed security issues concerning the South Asian region and how to better cooperate on countering terror threats emanating from Talibaninfo-icon and surging Islamic State presence in Afghanistan.

McMaster arrived on Monday evening, the first visit by a senior official of President Donald Trump's administration.

On his South Asian trip that began over the weekend, McMaster on Monday visited Pakistaninfo-icon where he met civilian and military leaders, stressing "the need to confront terrorism in all its forms"

Earlier, he also visited Afghanistan to review efforts at stabilising Afghanistan.

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