US NSA in India
US National Security Advisor HR McMaster met with PM Narendra Modi, NSA Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar during his visit to India in April 2017 “wherein both India and the US have reaffirmed their strategic partnership that involves not only growing defence ties but also shared perspectives of the region including a confluence on Afghanistan. Discussions covered the situation in Afghanistan, West Asia and North Korea.”
The leaders “exchanged views on how both countries can work together to effectively address the challenge of terrorism and to advance regional peace, security and stability”. A statement issued noted that the US reaffirmed India’s status as a “major defence partner” even as the two sides discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues, including their shared interests in increasing defence and counter-terrorism cooperation.