President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has discussed the situation in Afghanistan with India’s prime minister, nearly a week after the U.S. military dropped a massive non-nuclear bomb in the country that it said killed 94 militants.
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 Indian External Affairs Ministry.
Sources said they discussed security issues concerning the South Asian region and how to better cooperate on countering terror threats emanating from Taliban and surging Islamic State presence in Afghanistan.
Lt Gen HR 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 Pakistan where he met civilian and military leaders, stressing “the need to confront terrorism in all its forms”
McMaster’s visit followed stops in Kabul and Islamabad.