NEW DELHI, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Monday met top Indian defense officials to bolster growing military ties between Washington and New Delhi.
Myers said the current level of military cooperation between India and United States was "unprecedented," and that a solid military partnership is important to thwarting terrorism.
Myers also met with Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh.
India's Star News TV said Myers' visit is aimed at consolidating growing strategic ties between India and the United States, and that the visiting U.S. official discussed the sale of weapons systems to India.
Washington said last week it would go ahead with the supply of arms and high-tech equipment to India including jet engines for Light Combat Aircraft and gun locating radars for the army.
India and United States have improved military ties following the Sept. 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington. New Delhi has offered its unconditional support to Washington's war on terrorism.