Pompeo met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Tokyo on Tuesday and they underscored the need to work together to advance, peace, prosperity and security in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe.
The meeting of foreign ministers of the 'Quad' or Quadrilateral coalition comprising India, the US, Japan and Australia is taking place in the backdrop of growing concerns over China's military muscle flexing in the Indo-Pacific.
The Foreign Ministers of the two countries are meeting at a time when the Indian Army has accused the Chinese troops of attempting to close in on an Indian position near the southern bank of Pangong lake.
Despite holding sizable territory, China has stayed away from the Kashmir dispute, leaving India and Pakistan to have it out among themselves. However, by supporting Pakistan and criticising India, China appears to have lost that neutrality.