US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s first stop on Delhi visit is PM Modi

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, as the S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal with Russia, cooperation on trade security, energy and space are likely to figure in talks with Indian officials during his three-day visit.

Pompeo, who arrived in India on Tuesday night, held talks with NSA Ajit Doval before his talks with external affairs minister S Jaishankar over a working lunch on Wednesday. His visit comes before a meeting between PM Modi and US president Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Japan’s Osaka on June 28.

“Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership @SecPompeo called on PM @narendramodi to exchange views on various aspects of Indo-US relationship. PM will meet President @realDonaldTrump on the sidelines of the upcoming #G20OsakaSummit,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

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