Ajit Doval, Trump’s NSA-Designate Discuss Indo-US Strategic Ties

Trump’s NSA-designate reportedly expressed “high respect” for India’s growth and leadership.

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Trump’s NSA-designate Michael Flynn (left) met Ajit Doval in Washington on Monday.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US president-elect Donald Trump’s NSA-designate Gen (Rtd) Michael Flynn reportedly discussed a wide range of regional and global strategic issues during their first fomal meeting in Washington.

During the conversation, Flynn is believed to have expressed “high respect” for India’s growth in modern times and for its leadership, Indian embassy sources here said.

Doval arrived in the US on Monday.

It is understood that Flynn spoke to Doval over phone a few days ago, during which he invited Doval to travel to the US for a meeting.

The first meeting between the two, which is believed to have lasted for over an hour, was an opportunity for them to exchange notes and views on global issues, and how to further strengthen India-US “co-operation and engagement in the months and years to come,” embassy sources said.

Flynn also expressed his “optimism” about India-US engagement as the two leaders reviewed the entire relationship including strategic and economic aspects.

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