Defence officials said there was no set agenda for the parleys.
Pace, who arrived here on a three-day visit, met Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee Admiral Arun Prakash and Army Chief Gen JJ Singh, and in a brief comment said "his trip was to familiarise himself with Indian military leadership".
Pace, who is heading a high level tri-service delegation, was given an impressive inter-services guard of honour on his arrival for talks at South Block. He will call on Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee and also hold discussions with the National Security Adviser M K Narayanan.
"There is no set agenda for the talks. Issues of mutual interest and cooperation will be the focus of Gen. Pace's visit," a Defence Ministry spokesman said.
The top US officer will be visiting Agra, a major Air Force transport base, and also tour the Paratroop training school and headquarters of Army's premier Western Command in Chandimandir near Chandigarh.
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