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National Security Adviser holds discussions with US counterpart

New Delhi
June 26, 2009 
(Press Information Bureau)

US National Security Adviser General James L Jones visited New Delhi at the invitation of Shri M. K. Narayanan, National Security Adviser on June 25-26, 2009. This was General Jones' first visit to India. Dialogue between the National Security Advisers of India and the USA is one of the several bilateral mechanisms in the India-US relationship. The visit provided an opportunity for both sides to review the current state and future growth of the India-US partnership. 

General James Jones conveyed President Obama's commitment to expanding bilateral relations in all areas, and the importance attached by the US Administration in working with India in shaping events in the twenty first century at the regional and global level. Shri M.K. Narayanan conveyed the desire of the Government of India to build a wide-ranging and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States, based on the successes of the past, our shared values and converging interests. 

Apart from bilateral issues, the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and global issues such as terrorism were discussed. 

During his visit, General James Jones also called on the Prime Minister and Defence Minister.