John Kerry had met with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the 5th India-US Strategic Dialogue on Thursday.
Kerry is on three-day visit in India to strike up the US’ first high-level engagement with the NDA and Modi. He reached India on Wednesday.
The meeting of Kerry with Sushma Swaraj had laid the groundwork for the summit meeting between Obama and Modi in Washington in September.
After the meeting with Kerry, Swaraj said, “I also said if we consider each other friends then a friendly country spying on another is unacceptable.”
In his reply, Kerry said, “The US fully respects and understands the feelings expressed by the minister.”