Washington, US: India and US on Monday agreed that Pakistan needs to take concerted action to dismantle terrorist infrastructure and deny safe haven to all terror groups in its territory, after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called on US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo.

Gokhale conveyed appreciation to the United States government and Secretary Pompeo for the firm support that India received from the US in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack. He also apprised Secretary Pompeo about recent developments in this regard.

Reportedly, both also expressed satisfaction over significant progress in the India-US Strategic Partnership since Secretary Pompeo’s last visit to India in September 2018 for the first ever ministerial 2+2 Dialogue.

They also discussed other issues like Afghanistan and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, and agreed to closely work together in this regard.

According to reports, in response to Pompeo’s reference to bilateral trade matters, Vijay Gokhale emphasised on the significant reduction in trade deficit in the last three years and conveyed India’s willingness to further engage with the US in trade matters.