Mike Pompeo arrives in New Delhi: US secretary of state to hold talks with S Jaishankar and call on Narendra Modi today

New Delhi: US secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday to hold talks with the top Indian leadership — the first high-level visit from any country following the Lok Sabha polls.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Pompeo will hold talks on Wednesday with India's purchase of S400 missile defence systems from Russia, terrorism, H1B visas, trade and the situation arising out of US sanctions on buying oil from Iran likely to be on the table, along with a host of other issues.

Pompeo's visit comes ahead of the meeting between US president Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, which will be held in Osaka, Japan from 28-29 June.

Pompeo will also have a working lunch with Jaishankar and call on Modi on Wednesday. He will meet Indian and US business leaders in a round-table format and deliver a policy speech at the India International Centre in New Delhi.

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Updated Date: Jun 26, 2019 06:42:25 IST