Pompeo, Gokhale hold talks; say Pak must take ‘concerted action’ to dismantle terror groups

WASHINGTON: India and the US on Monday agreed that Pakistan needs to take “concerted action” to dismantle terrorist infrastructure as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and discussed major foreign policy and security-related issues after the Pulwama terror attack.

Gokhale arrived in the US on Sunday for the bilateral Foreign Office Consultation and Strategic Security Dialogue with his American counterparts, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson.

Gokhale and Pompeo expressed satisfaction over the significant progress and the quality of the India-US Strategic Partnership since the Secretary of State Pompeo’s visit to India in September 2018 for the first ever Ministerial

2+2 Dialogue, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. (AGENCIES)