Rex Tillerson Meets PM Modi, Resolve to Strengthen Strategic Ties

Tillerson to arrive Delhi on a three-day visit to day

Tillerson to arrive Delhi on a three-day visit to day

China reacted cautiously to Tillerson's India visit, with the Foreign Ministry saying it "welcomes the US, India, Pakistan and all other countries to develop friendly relations".

"We have extended to Pakistan certain expectations we have of their government and their leadership to deal with, in particular, these organizations, the leaders of these organizations", the American secretary of state recounted of his recent meeting with Pakistani diplomats. It's not in anyone's interest that the government of Pakistan is destabilised.

Tillerson's visit comes at a time when the Trump Administration is "considering" India's request for armed drones for its air force.

He reiterated that the country had made indiscriminate efforts to eliminate terrorism. Pakistan has repeatedly denied the charge, insisting it maintains contacts only to try to bring the militants to peace talks.

In our discussions with Pakistani leadership yesterday in Islamabad we had a very open, frank exchange around the concerns the United States shares with other regional partners and allies - India, but also Afghanistan - that there are too many terrorist organizations that find a safe place in Pakistan from which to conduct their operations and attacks against other countries.

While renewing the U.S. demand seeking action against Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network - he said numerous solutions to the regional challenges have to be found in Pakistan in a statement that underlines the importance of Islamabad in the Trump administration's new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. "In the fight against terrorism the United States will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with India", he said. "We believe that President Trump's new policy can succeed only if Pakistan effectively acts against all terror organisations without any discrimination", she told the press conference with Tillerson. Tillerson, who was to meet Modi later Wednesday, started the day by meeting national security adviser Ajit Doval. Tillerson also laid a wreath at a memorial to India's independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi, removing his shoes to approach a pillar marking the spot where Gandhi was shot dead on January 30, 1948.

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