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Foreign Secretary Gokhale begins three-day visit to the US

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

began a three-day visit to the US on Monday during which he will meet senior officials of the and exchange views on major foreign policy and security-related developments, officials said.

said Gokhale is visiting in connection with bilateral foreign office consultation and strategic security dialogue with his American counterparts.

During his visit, Gokhale is also likely to meet with senior leaders in the and US Congress, he said in response to a query on the foreign secretary's visit.

The foreign secretary's visit to the US comes in the backdrop of growing tension between and

"is visiting DC on March 11-13 in connection with the bilateral foreign office consultation and strategic security dialogue with his US counterparts, Under for Political Affairs and Under for Arms Control and International Security respectively," Kumar said.

"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 said.

Tensions between and escalated after Indian fighter jets bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp near Balakot deep inside on February 26.

Pakistan retaliated by attempting to target Indian military installations next day. However, the IAF thwarted their plans.

The Indian strike on the was carried out 12 days after the terror outfit claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, killing 40 soldiers.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 09:05 IST
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