US, India boost strategic ties, counterterrorism efforts
The United States and India agreed Monday to strengthen their strategic partnership and undertake joint projects in Africa and Afghanistan, DPA reported.
President Barack Obama and Premier Manmohan Singh said in New Delhi that they had committed to increase cooperation to counter global terrorism.
"We have agreed to broaden our strategic dialogue to cover regions and areas and initiate joint projects in Africa and Afghanistan," Singh said at a joint press conference.
Obama said India's importance as a world power was growing.
The two leaders also said the US Department of Homeland Security and India's Ministry of Home Affairs would collaborate to improve security at seaports, airports and borders.