Ministry of External Affairs says Indo-US ties are comprehensive & should not be seen through prism of third country

New Delhi has rejected suggestions that the United States was hyphenating India and Pakistan, saying that Indo-US ties are comprehensive and should not be seen through the prism of a third country. 

During a press briefing in New Delhi yesterday, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, India-US bilateral relations are very comprehensive and stand on their own merits.

He expressed hope that the two plus two strategic and security dialogue involving the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defence Secretary James Mattis and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman would materialise soon.