Government sources said the focus of the talks was to significantly expand the areas of cooperation between the two countries.
The diplomat-turned-minister said old ways of working in diplomacy will not go away 'but they will be tempered by creative, innovative and ad hoc arrangements'
The External Affairs Minister was replying to comments by top Pakistani leadership alleging that India would blame Islamabad for any terrorist attack after the clampdown was lifted in Kashmir.
Trade tensions between India and the US have been rising with Donald Trump complaining that tariffs imposed by New Delhi on American products were 'no longer acceptable.'
The Foreign Minister on Monday said India was discussing the US concerns but declined to forecast the ultimate decision on the fate of the S-400 purchase from Russia.
The point was made by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar before an influential Washington audience after a major foreign policy speech at a top US think tank.
'Thank you Mr Jaishankar for covering up PM's incompetence': Rahul's jibe at Centre over Modi's 'Trump Sarkar' remarks
Rahul tagged a news report with his tweet, quoting Jaishankar as saying that what the prime minister had said at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in Houston recently should not be misinterpreted.
Currently, on a three-day trip to Washington DC, Jaishankar strongly refuted the notion that the prime minister used the phrase to endorse Trump's candidature for his 2020 re-election campaign.
The external affairs minister was responding to a query about India and Pakistan being 'hyphenated' once again following the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir special status.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi boycotted Jaishankar's opening statement at the meeting of the SAARC Council of Foreign Ministers on Thursday.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, Jaishankar, to a question on the 'rise of politicised Hindu nationalism' in India, said he did not agree with the analysis of the questioner.
Qureshi 'refuses to attend Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's statement at the meeting of SAARC Council of Ministers,' Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party tweeted.
'I don't accept that secularism is under threat in India,' the External Affairs Minister said during a conference at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
The External Affairs Minister said that the temporary provision allowed a set of narrow elite to arbitrage Article 370 for monopolising political power and creating a close loop politics.
Jaishankar underlined that revoking Article 370 has no implications for India's external boundaries.