New Delhi: India and the US on Thursday asked Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used for launching terror attacks on other countries, including India. 

In the 2+2 meeting, in which India and US signed the Communication and Security Agreement (COMCaSA), the two countries also asked Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of terror attacks in Pathankot, Mumbai, Uri and other places across the border in India. 

“On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, they called on Pakistan to bring to justice expeditiously the perpetrators of the Mumbai, Pathankot, Uri and other cross-border terrorist attacks,” US and India said in a joint statement.

The meeting attended by the US foreign and defence ministers and their Indian counterparts also 

welcomed the launch of a bilateral dialogue on the categorisation of terrorists in 2017, which has strengthened cooperation and action against terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Hizbul Mujahideen, the Haqqani Network, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, D-Company, and their affiliates. 

The two sides further decided to establish secure communication (hotlines) between the minister of external affairs of India and the US secretary of state and between the minister of defence of India and the US secretary of defence, to help maintain regular high-level interaction on emerging developments.

The two sides welcomed the signing of a Communications, Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) that will facilitate access to advanced defence systems and enable India to optimally utilise its existing US-origin platforms. 

The ministers also announced their readiness to begin negotiations on an Industrial Security Annex (ISA) that would support closer defence cooperation and collaboration.