McCain Sushma meetingNew Delhi: US senator John McCain met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed ways to boost the bilateral relationship, as well as the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The meeting came on a day India summoned a top US diplomat to convey its serious concern over reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was among the parties which the US’ National Security Agency was authorised to spy upon.

A scheduled media interaction with McCain outside the external affairs ministry did not take place.

External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said McCain and Sushma Swaraj discussed ways to take forward the bilateral relationship. “They discussed the situation in Afghanistan as well as in Iraq,” he said.

McCain began his two-day visit to India Wednesday in the first of a series of visits from the US to boost bilateral relations after a new government took over in New Delhi.