India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is in Washington, one week after 2 + 2 talks in New Delhi, where he will meet top officials of the Trump Administration. Doval, who is regarded as respectable in the Trump administration, is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Mike Pompeio at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department on Friday. Apart from this, he will meet his American counterpart John Bolton. There is a possibility to meet Doval's officers of the Department of Defense and the Think Tank community. Experts believe that the US visit of the National Security Advisor is actually about the possible visit of US President Donald Trump to India. It is estimated that Donald Trump can visit India as a guest in the Republic Day parade next January 26 next year.
The Indian Embassy in Washington and the White House have not responded to the question about Doval's visit and meetings. State Department spokesman Heather Norte said at his regular press conference, "India is a very close friend of America". He was in New Delhi for 2 plus 2 talks last week with Pompeo. In response to a question he said, 'There is a strong mutual relationship between our people. I think more than 3 million Indian Americans are living in the United States, so they were also part of meetings and talks. ' On the visit of Pompeo to Pakistan, the spokesman said that the Foreign Minister held meaningful and important meetings with the new government.
Regarding signing the New Defense Treaty Comkas last week, Norte said that for a long time this is very important. Discussions during the meetings are likely to focus on militant and security issues particularly in tackling terrorism in Afghan-Pak region. It is believed that this visit of Doval is going to prepare the land for the visit of US President Donald Trump to India. Trump has accepted the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit India. The two countries are considering different dates, including calling on Trump as the Chief Guest on the occasion of Republic Day of India on January 26, 2019.