'Narendra Modi visit laid foundation for deepening Indo-US cooperation'

  • PTI, Washington
  • Updated: Oct 02, 2014 20:13 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US had been a "great success" and has "laid the foundation" for deepening cooperation between the two countries, a top official has said.

National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval met US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday, and discussed a range of issues including common security interests.

"In their discussion, they emphasised US-India common security interests, their commitment to the strategic partnership and future areas of security cooperation," Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby, said after the meeting on Wednesday.

Hagel and Doval also discussed recent developments in Afghanistan and the need to continue to cooperate on security and development in the region.

"Secretary Hagel conveyed that the prime minister's visit had been a great success and has laid the foundation for deepening cooperation between the two countries," Kirby said.

Doval, who had arrived in the US along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, has extended his stay in the country by two days, to meet top leaders of the Obama Administration.

Doval will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry today and is also expected to meet top brass of the American intelligence agencies and his counterpart in the Obama Administration, Susan Rice.

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