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US desires to build stronger ties with India: Pompeo tells Modi

New Delhi:  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his country’s continued interest in building stronger relations with India and working together to realize the shared vision and goals. In turn, the Prime Minister reiterated the priority he attaches to relations with the US and “outlined his […]

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US Secretary Mike Pompeo meets PM Modi

New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday morning in his country’s first high-level engagement with India after Modi returned to power with a thumping election victory. Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar of the External Affairs Ministry tweeted: “Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership. Pompeo called on PM […]

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Pompeo to meet Indian leaders Wednesday; New Delhi wants de-escalation in Persian Gulf

New Delhi:  India is expected to press for de-escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf when External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar holds talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here on Wednesday amidst indications that Indian oil companies have stopped imports from Iran for the time being. The issue, along with cross-border terrorism emanating […]

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‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ says Mike Pompeo while hailing leader of world’s most populous democracy

New York: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Indian Prime Minister as a “new kind of leader for the world’s most populous democracy”, and quoted Narendra Modi’s election slogan in Hindi, “Modi hai to mumkin hai” (“Modi makes it possible”), at a summit here. Pompeo made the remarks during his keynote address to the India […]

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US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Mike Pompeo tells Vijay Gokhale

New York: The US stands with India in fighting terrorism, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during their discussions on the “urgency” of Pakistan taking action against terror groups, according to an official. In the first high-level face-to-face India-US encounter after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, Pompeo “affirmed […]

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In show of support for India, Pompeo calls JeM base bombing ‘counter-terrorism actions’

New York :  In a sign that the US backs India’s tough action in bombing a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) base in Pakistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described it as “counter-terrorism actions” and emphasised the “close security partnership” between the two countries. In a statement issued on Tuesday night, Pompeo said: “Following Indian counter-terrorism actions […]

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US revokes 21 Saudi visas over journalist Jamal Khashoggi death

Washington : In its first, careful steps toward punishing the Saudis involved in the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US administration has revoked 21 visas of Riyadh men linked to the murder, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. It was the first concrete step by the Donald Trump administration after the disclosure […]