Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday termed “very fruitful” his three days of intensive interaction with the top officials of the Obama Administration and said the US has a very positive attitude towards the security issues being confronted by India.
“We had very fruitful discussions. I am very pleased with the level of interest shown by the officials and leaders of the US Administration as well as the very positive attitude they take to the security issues that confront India,” Chidambaram told the Indian media at a press conference in Washington.
Winding up his maiden trip to the US, Chidambaram said he discussed with the US leaders the security situation in South Asia, including Pakistan, and India’s concerns about actions being taken by Pakistan regarding those involved in the Mumbai terrorist attacks last year.
“The response has been quite positive and I hope we can take this forward in the days and months ahead,” he said.
During his stay in Washington, Chidambaram met the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton; the National Security Advisor, General (rtd) James Jones; the FBI Director, Robert Mueller; the Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; and the US Attorney General, Eric H Holder Jr Early. He also met several key US lawmakers in charge of security and intelligence matters in the Congress.