Mattis meets PM Modi, Terror issue discussed


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US defence secretary Jim Mattison Tuesday held wide-range of talks on advancing bilateral agenda between the two countries. Mattis, who is on a two-day visit to India, also briefed PM Modi on the progress in implemention of decisions taken during at the White House in June after the India-US summit.
PM Modi and US President Donald Trump, in June, had announced a two plus two strategic and defence dialogue between the two countries.

During talks with Mattis, PM Modi discussed peace, stability and terrorism with US defence secretary Jim Mattis.

He also recalled his wide-ranging, candid, and fruitful discussions with Trump during his visit to US.

This is the first cabinet-level official’s visit to India under the Trump administration.

Mattis’ visit to India comes after secretary of state Rex Tillerson, held a bilateral meeting with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly meeting in New York.