US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Modi

Narendra Modi with Mike Pompeo

New Delhi US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in his country’s first high-level engagement with India after Modi returned to power with a thumping election victory.

Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar of the External Affairs Ministry tweeted, “Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership. Pompeo called on PM to exchange views on various aspects of Indo-US relationship.”

The spokesman said that Modi will meet President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 Summit at Osaka in Japan.

After meeting Modi, Pompeo headed for a meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

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The Secretary of State arrived in India on Tuesday night on a two-day visit.

This is the third India visit by a Secretary of State during the Trump administration.

The two sides are likely to discuss the trade dispute, H1-B visas and India’s purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia.