Haley, Modi discuss India-US cooperation, counter-terrorism

New Delhi,   US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation including on counter-terrorism.

During the meeting, Haley noted the deepening relations between India and the US particularly in strategic and defence sectors, a statement said.

Modi expressed appreciation for US President Donald Trump’s South Asia and Indo-Pacific strategies and commended his initiative for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

“Both the dignitaries discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation including on counter-terrorism and in multilateral fora. They expressed confidence that strong India-US partnership will continue to be an important factor for global peace and prosperity,” the statement said.

Haley, who is on a two-day visit to India, had called on Modi to convey greetings from the US President.

Recalling his earlier meetings and interactions with Trump, Modi also requested Haley to convey his best wishes to the US President.