Indian and US officials meet for US-India counter-terrorism

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Indian and US officials will meet here on Thursday for the 14th US-India counter-terrorism Joint Working Group, an official statement said. “The United States looks forward to continued counter-terrorism exchanges with India to broaden and deepen the partnership between the two countries,” the State Department said in a statement on Wednesday. The American delegation would be led by the acting coordinator for counter-terrorism Justin Siberell, while the Indian delegation will be led by Ministry of External Affairs Additional Secretary Ravi Thapar. “The US-India counter-terrorism Joint Working Group is a regularly planned policy consultation designed to advance our common agenda and opportunities for cooperation across the full range of counter terrorism issues,” the statement said. Topics include regional terrorist threats, information sharing, border security, and efforts to counter violent extremism, the statement added.

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