Thursday, March 19, 2009

CIA chief meets Indian home minister

Updated at: 1500 PST, Thursday, March 19, 2009

NEW DELHI: United States' Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta today met Indian home minister P Chidambaram and discussed various issues including terrorism.During the meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction on close cooperation between India and the US during the Mumbai terror strikes on November 26 last year, official sources said. The two sides also looked for new ways of forging closer alliance between the two countries in their fight against terrorism, they said. Panetta, who arrived here late last night, will be holding discussions with Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Mathur. Panetta, who is scheduled to go to Pakistan from India, will also meet National Security Advisor M K Narayanan and RAW Chief K C Verma to discuss the security situation.

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