Key US aide meets Indian leaders
The national security adviser has been on a whistle-stop tour of South Asia
President Obama's national security adviser is in India for talks on the third and final stage of a tour that included Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Gen James Jones met his Indian counterpart MK Narayanan on Thursday to brief him on the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
His visit comes ahead of the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to India next month.
He is expected to meet numerous senior politicians and diplomats on Friday.
Correspondents say that the general's visit comes amid growing regional concern over the war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as India's strained relations with Islamabad following November's attacks in Mumbai.
Those attacks - which killed more than 170 people - have been blamed by India on Pakistan-based militant groups.
Gen Jones concluded talks in Islamabad on Thursday by reiterating US support for its battle with the Taliban. He met senior leaders including the president, prime minister and army chief.
Pakistan responded by calling for an end to US drone attacks in its territory launched from Afghanistan. It also expressed concerns that the continuing US presence in Afghanistan could trigger a new refugee crisis.
The national security adviser said that attacks such as those in Mumbai must be prevented and vowed to help Pakistan and India improve their relations to combat the militant threat.