Officials from India and the United States will meet in New Delhi on Tuesday for the third meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter-terrorism.
The US side for the two-day talks is led by Michael
Sheehan, head of the Counter-Terrorism Inter-Agency Task Force while the Indian delegation will be led by Alok Prasad, Joint Secretary (Americas) in the External Affairs Ministry.
The decision to set up the JWG was taken during Indo-US
talks held in London earlier this year on non-proliferation
and other issues between External Affairs Minister Jaswant
Singh and US Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott.
Sharing concern over the international menace which was
assuming disturbing dimensions, the two countries decided
to discuss steps to jointly combat it.
Sheehan will call on Foreign Secretary Lalit Mansingh,
Home Secretary Kamal Pandey and others during his stay in the capital.