NSA Ajit Doval said the ICG plays an important role in supporting the neighbouring countries in the Indian Ocean region.
The two sides held extensive conversations on issues of strategic mutual interest, including on synchronising efforts to combat terrorism and build peace
Doval and Maldivian defence minister Maria Didi are expected to lead their respective delegations and there will be observers from Bangladesh, Mauritius and Seychelles.
John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the UN named by President Donald Trump to serve as his new National Security Advisor, does not mince words.
The statements from National Security Advisor HR McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came after The Washington Post reported that Trump had revealed classified information to the Russians.
The US NSA landed in New Delhi from his talks in Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and some top officials, where strained relations between India and Pakistan were came up for discussion.