Highlighting the "common threat" posed by terrorism emanating from South Asia, the US on Wednesday sought India's "full involvement" for the success of its new strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan. US Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke, who held talks with Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and National Security Adviser M K Narayanan, insisted that he was not visiting the region to "negotiate" between India and Pakistan or ask New Delhi to "do anything". Significantly, Mr. Holbrooke also met India's Special Envoy on Pakistan S K Lambah during his visit here. Mr. Holbrooke, who was accompanied by Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, underlined that their stopover in New Delhi was to "inform and consult" the Indian government on the US strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan as India has a critical role to play. "The answer is no," Mr. Holbrooke said at a press conference here when asked whether he had asked Indian interlocutors to resume talks with Pakistan. "Let me just be clear on my one word answer. We did not come here to ask the Indians to do anything. We came here to inform about our trips (to Afghanistan and Pakistan) as we always do and to get their views. We did not come here with any requests," he said. Mr. Holbrooke, who along with Mr. Mullen was in Pakistan on Tuesday, said "We were not there, I repeat, not there to negotiate Pakistani-Indian relations... I should make it clear." The US has been cajoling India to be flexible with Pakistan and ease pressure on it so that the latter could focus on the war against terror coming out of its tribal areas and Afghanistan. President Barack Obama last week suggested that India and Pakistan should resume dialogue which has been paused after the Mumbai attacks carried out by terrorists based in Pakistan. India, however, has made it clear that the dialogue with Pakistan cannot resume till Islamabad demonstrates that it is sincerely and credibly acting to dismantle terror infrastructure. Mr. Holbrooke and MR. Mullen emphasised that their visit here was in connection with the new strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, which the US has just started to implement. He said the US had consulted India while framing the new strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan. "We cannot settle issues like Afghanistan and many other issues without India's full involvement and its own expression of views," said Mr. Holbrooke while pointing out that he had come to "listen" to Indian views and that his discussions with Indian officials were "terrific". Contending that "priorities" of both India and the US in Afghanistan are the same, Mr. Holbrooke, however, said "coordination", was missing and that his visit here along with Mr. Mullen was aimed at accelerating that. "Everyone in this part of the world should recognise that for the first time since partition, India, Pakistan and the US face a common threat and a common challenge and we have a common task," said the US Special Envoy who was appointed after the Barack Obama assumed charge in January. Acknowledging that there was "history" between India and Pakistan as well as between Pakistan and Afghanistan, he said, "But now as we face a common threat, we must work together." He said the US is "working intensively with our friends in Pakistan to achieve a common goal... We know it's going to be difficult but the national security interests of all three countries are clearly at stake." Talking about the substantial development of Indo-US relations during the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W Bush, he said these had, however, been limited to bilateral aspects and not covered the global strategic issues. "Those discussions focussed on bilateral areas like trade, investment and nuclear issue. But in the entire process, we never really had sufficient talks with India on regional and global strategic issues, that was the missing factor,"he said. Mr. Mullen said the objective of the visit in New Delhi was "to understand problems through your eyes" as the "leadership" of India is very critical.