New Delhi- The US and India will continue to work together to further strengthen their military relations, strategic ties and global security issues as the top defence officials discussed a range of bilateral security issues, Pentagon reported today.

The 13th annual Defence Policy Group (DPG) meeting held at the Pentagon was the first high level meeting between the two countries after the September visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US.

The Indian delegation was led by the Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur and the US side was headed by Christine Wormuth.

The two leaders also discussed ways to combat global threats, such as terrorism and the Ebola epidemic.

"Both Wormuth and Mathur stated their commitment to continuing progress on defence cooperation to build positive momentum through senior-level engagements," the official stated.