National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval met US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday, and discussed a range of issues including common security interests.

"In their discussion they emphasised US-India common security interests, their commitment to the strategic partnership and future areas of security cooperation," Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby, said after the meeting on Thursday.

Hagel and Doval also discussed recent developments in Afghanistan and the need to continue to cooperate on security and development in the region.

"Secretary Hagel conveyed that the prime minister's visit had been a great success and has laid the foundation for deepening cooperation between the two countries," Kirby said.

Doval who had arrived in US along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last week has extended his stay in the country by two days, to meet top leaders of the Obama Administration.

Doval will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry today and is also expected to meet top brass of the American intelligence agencies and his counterpart in the Obama Administration, Susan Rice.