India, United States Hold Strategic Dialogue

By admin • July 16th, 2010

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India Defence Online, New Delhi — US National Security Adviser General James L. Jones (retd.) visited India for discussions with Shivshankar Menon, National Security Adviser on July 14-15, 2010 in New Delhi.

A press release issued by the Prime Minister’s office said General Jones’ visit to India is part of the institutionalised dialogue mechanism between the National Security Advisers of India and the USA, which has served as a useful channel of communication between the two countries.

During the visit, the two sides reviewed the status of the strategic partnership between India and the USA, and discussed preparations for the State visit of President Barack Obama to India later this year. Discussions were positive, constructive and forward looking.

Apart from bilateral relations, regional and global issues, including the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, international terrorism, the global governance architecture and emerging threats to international security were also discussed.

During his visit, General James Jones also called on Prime Minister, Defence Minister, Home Minister and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee.

source: India Defence Online

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