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NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with Mike Pompeo, James Mattis on ‘future direction’ of Indo-US ties

Describing it “as a very broad-based discussion”, the sources said that Doval and the three top Trump administration officials talked about the “future direction” of the strategic relationship and identified areas of co-operation.
National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval is in Washington for talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, defence secretary James Mattis.(PTI)
National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval is in Washington for talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, defence secretary James Mattis.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 04:23 PM IST
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Talks on with India for new trade deals, say US officials

The two countries had a “frank and open” discussion on trade at the first 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi, and both sides had acknowledged “fair and reciprocal trade” is in their interest, the US said.
US president Donald Trump greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, on June 26, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
US president Donald Trump greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, on June 26, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 06:54 AM IST
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2+2 a milestone, India not a target of sanctions, says US official

India’s planned purchase of the S-400 air defence systems has put it in the path of sanctions aimed against Russia, while its large imports of Iranian crude and operational control of part of Chabahar has left it open to sanctions against Iran.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and US secretary of defense James Mattis at a joint press conference after the India-US 2 + 2 Dialogue, in New Delhi, on September 6, 2018.(PTI)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and US secretary of defense James Mattis at a joint press conference after the India-US 2 + 2 Dialogue, in New Delhi, on September 6, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 11:23 PM IST
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US expects India to reduce oil imports from Iran to zero by November

The US has said that countries need to reduce the import of oil from Iran to zero, though they “would consider waivers” and from the sanctions that are planned to begin on November 4
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the joint press conference after the India-US 2+2 Dialogue, in New Delhi on Thursday, Sept 6, 2018.(PTI Photo)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the joint press conference after the India-US 2+2 Dialogue, in New Delhi on Thursday, Sept 6, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 08:13 AM IST
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India and US hold inaugural 2+2 talks in New Delhi

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Jim Mattis arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday for the inaugural Indo-US 2+2 talks which was finalised during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last year.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman (right) with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis (left) pose for a group photo before the start of India-US 2 + 2 Dialogue, in New Delhi, on September 6, 2018.(PTI)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman (right) with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis (left) pose for a group photo before the start of India-US 2 + 2 Dialogue, in New Delhi, on September 6, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 01:23 PM IST
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Ahead of 2+2 talks, India hopes US takes lenient view of Russia arms deal, Iran oil imports

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will discuss collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region and other issues with US secretary of state, Mike R Pompeo and defence secretary James Mattis.
US President Donald Trump (right) greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their joint news conference at the White House in Washington.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump (right) greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their joint news conference at the White House in Washington.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 07:46 AM IST
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India, US officials discuss draft plan on six areas ahead of 2+2 talks

The draft plan covers cooperation in areas such as intelligence sharing, dealing with terror financing and cyber security. The maiden 2+2 dialogue is scheduled to take place on September 6.
The Indo-US homeland security dialogue was launched in 2010 as the mechanism to a sequel to the signing of the India-US counter-terrorism initiative.(Reuters)
The Indo-US homeland security dialogue was launched in 2010 as the mechanism to a sequel to the signing of the India-US counter-terrorism initiative.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 03:32 PM IST
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India to tell US its decision to go ahead with S-400 deal with Russia during ‘2+2’ talks

The US has imposed military sanctions against Russia under the stringent CAATSA law for its annexation of Crimea as well as alleged meddling in the American presidential election in 2016.
The first edition of the 2+2 dialogue on strategic affairs between the US and India will take place on September 6 in New Delhi .(REUTERS File)
The first edition of the 2+2 dialogue on strategic affairs between the US and India will take place on September 6 in New Delhi .(REUTERS File)
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman to hold 2+2 India-US talks in Washington on July 6

This meeting was earlier scheduled to take place in April and preparations were well under way when President Trump unexpectedly fired the then secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Washington to hold the inaugural 2 plus 2 talks on July 6.(Reuters File Photo)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Washington to hold the inaugural 2 plus 2 talks on July 6.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 08:31 PM IST
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