President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met in advance of Tuesday night's state dinner at the White House. China loomed over a discussion dominated by Afghanistan.
At least 24 people died in a car bomb near Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday. The Taliban are retaliating for the Army's offensive on their home turf.
The attack in Islamabad, Pakistan, appears to be the first targeting a high-ranking official. No group has claimed responsibility yet, but the Taliban has said it was behind other recent attacks.
Some 30,000 refugees who fled the Pakistan Army's offensive against the Taliban in South Waziristan have yet to receive food or other supplies promised by the government.
Gen. David Petraeus, head of the US Central Command, is due to arrive in Islamabad on Monday for talks with Pakistani commanders.
The Pakistan Army is going after terrorists who target Pakistan. All the major terrorist networks attacking US forces in Afghanistan operate from other areas of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Taliban may have sought to scare the military from launching an offensive against their base in South Waziristan. But the attacks, which killed 112 people in the past week, could harden the Army's resolve.
More than 40 people were killed in a suicide bombing Monday. It's part of a fresh Taliban bid to engage the Army on several fronts ahead of the Army's planned offensive in South Waziristan.
A suicide bomb that killed more than 40 people in a Peshawar market capped a week of provocative moves by the Taliban.
Some Pakistanis, especially in the military, say the conditions violate their country's sovereignty and interfere with the civil-military power balance.