Jaishankar made these comments against the backdrop of the over five-month-long border standoff between India and China in eastern Ladakh where each side has deployed over 50,000 troops.
Tensions had escalated manifold between India and China after the Galwan Valley clashes in eastern Ladakh on June 15 in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed.
Terrorism from Pakistan continues, making it very hard to conduct normal relations with them: Jaishankar
Responding to a question on the developments in Kashmir since the bifurcation last year, Jaishankar said the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has now become two union territories.
Asked specifically about the outcome of the ongoing talks during an online conclave, the external affairs minister said the 'discussions are going on and it is a work in progress.'
A good discussion on our bilateral cooperation and regional issues. Welcomed his insights and perspectives on recent developments.
The first two-plus-two dialogue was held in Delhi in September 2018 after the mechanism was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.
After a meeting between EAM of both countries, it was announced that Japan agreed to be the lead partner in the connectivity pillar of the Indo-Pacific Oceans' Initiative.
The external affairs minister tweeted that the talks covered cooperation in areas of manufacturing, skill development, infrastructure, information and communication technology and health.
Jaishankar and Payne travelled to Tokyo to attend a ministerial meeting of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition comprising India, the US, Australia and Japan.
The US-India-Australia-Japan quadrilateral consultations come amid growing concerns over Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region and India-China border tension in eastern Ladakh.
S Jaishankar said that it was a matter of satisfaction that the Indo-Pacific concept has gained increasingly wider acceptance.
Jaishankar and Pompeo are in the Japanese capital to attend a ministerial meeting of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition comprising India, the US, Australia and Japan.
Pompeo told reporters that the four countries hope to have some "significant achievements" at the meeting, but did not elaborate.
Pompeo and Jaishankar are in Tokyo to attend the second QUAD ministerial involving their counterparts from Australia and Japan.
The visit comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with his new Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga where the leaders held discussions on strengthening ties.