U.S.-India Counterterrorism Initiatives

Our counterterrorism partnership is a critical component of our strategic cooperation with India.  The U.S. and India share best practices and information with each other through training programs, joint working groups, and a myriad of other interactions at the bilateral, regional, and global levels.  We are committed to cooperating with India and other partners to prevent terrorist attacks and bring to justice those who commit them.  This section highlights U.S.-India counterterrorism cooperation, and provides additional information on U.S. counterterrorism policy and initiatives worldwide.

Ambassador Kenneth I. JusterU.S.-India Relations: Building a Durable Partnership for the 21st Century (January 11, 2018)
“One last, very important point regarding this pillar is our critical and growing cooperation in the area of counter-terrorism.  Each of our countries has suffered horrific terrorist attacks and continues to be targeted.  We have a strong mutual interest in eliminating this threat to our societies.  President Trump and other U.S. leaders have been clear that we will not tolerate cross-border terrorism or terrorist safe havens anywhere.  As part of this effort, last month we launched the first-ever U.S.-India Counterterrorism Designations Dialogue.  We need to continue to enhance the sharing of information, designations of terrorists, combating of financial crimes and networks, and disruption and dismantling of terrorist camps and operations – both regionally and globally.”

United States and India to Hold 2+2 Dialogue on September 6 (July 20, 2018)
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis look forward to meeting with their Indian counterparts, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman, to discuss strengthening strategic, security, and defense cooperation as the United States and India jointly address challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.

Joint Statement on the 15th Meeting of the India-U.S. Working Group on Counterterrorism (March 27, 2018)
Following up on the inaugural U.S.-India Counterterrorism Designations Dialogue in December 2017, the delegations discussed ongoing efforts to ensure the effective implementation of domestic and international terrorist designations.