"NSA McMaster emphasised the importance of the US-India strategic relationship and reaffirmed India's designation as a Major Defence Partner," the press statement said and noted that the meetings were "productive".
Mr McMaster, whose trip to New Delhi marks the first visit by a top official of the Trump Administration, also met Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "The visit was a part of regional consultations that included stops in Kabul and Islamabad," the statement said.
During the US official's meeting with the Prime Minister, the two sides discussed key bilateral and regional issues, including defence and counter-terrorism cooperation. Mr Doval, Mr Jaishankar and several key officials were present in the meeting that took place at the Prime Minister's residence.
In Islamabad, the relations between India and Pakistan figured in Mr McMaster's discussions with Mr Sharif.
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