Vijay Gokhale, the current Foreign Secretary of India, is on his three-day visit to the US. During his visit on Monday, Mr. Gokhale will meet senior officials of the Trump administration. As per sources, they are going to exchange their views and will have a conversation over vital foreign policy and security-related developments.
Vijay Gokhale is visiting Washington in connection with both sides foreign office consultation and he will also going to have discussions over strategic security with his American counterparts, said Raveesh Kumar, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson.
Mr. Gokhale after being asked by the media persons about his foreign visit, he replied that he is supposed to meet with senior leaders in the US administration as well as US Congress.
The foreign secretary’s US visit comes amid the escalation tension between India and Pakistan.
Mr. Kumar quoted, “Foreign Secretary is visiting Washington DC on March 11-13 in connection with the bilateral foreign office consultation and strategic security dialogue with his US counterparts, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson respectively.”
“These are regular high-level dialogue mechanisms to review bilateral relations, exchange views on major foreign policy and security-related developments and coordinate respective positions on issues of common interest,” he added.
On February 14, after Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad carried out the Pulwama suicide bomb attack in which 40 CRPF got killed the situation got worse. India as a counter-attack targeted the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed near Balakot deep inside Pakistan on February 26.