On Monday, the United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have discussed reducing the US trade deficit with India and strengthening their cooperation in Afghanistan, reports the White House. PM Modi and President Trump have discussed the issue in a phone call.

In a statement, the White House said that “the leaders agreed to strengthen the U.S.-India strategic partnership in 2019 and exchanged perspectives on how to reduce the US trade deficit with India, expand security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, and increase cooperation in Afghanistan.”

The US has already introduced tariffs on imports of aluminum, and steel from India, part of the US President’s drive to reduce the country’s trade deficit and boost manufacturing jobs in the United States of America.

India faced threats to reciprocate but said that it would not take any serious step until the end of this month.

In Afghanistan, President Trump has planned to withdraw over 5000 of the 14000 US troops there, last month said the US Official.

With a reduced military presence in Afghanistan, the US would certainly have to restrict its mission that includes advising and offering training to Afghan forces and waging an air campaign against all terrorists and Taliban groups as well.

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