NEW DELHI (Agencies) -US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke has said the United States is closely monitoring the peace deal and Shariat imposition in Pakistan's northwestern districts, apparently aimed at pacifying a spreading Taliban insurgency in the region. Holbrooke said he would ask US Ambassador to Pakistan to present her report on the issue. US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke held talks with Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday and underlined that terrorism and militancy poses a "direct threat" to India, Pakistan and the US. "India, the US and Pakistan all have a common threat now," Holbrooke told reporters after talks with Pranab Mukherjee, National Security Adviser MK Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon here, saying that he had sought the Indian leadership's assessment of the situation in the region and briefed it about his visit to the two countries. "For the first time in 60 years since independence, your country (India) and Pakistan and the United States all face an enemy that poses a direct threat to our leadership, our capitals and our people." He said this common threat comes from developments in Swat where Taliban virtually call the shots now. "I do want to underscore the fact that what happened in Swat demonstrates a key point and that is that India, US and Pakistan all have a common threat now," he said. Speaking about his visit to Pakistan last week, Holbrooke said, "When I was in the tribal areas and, I did not go to Swat but I was in Peshawar. I talked to people from Swat... They were frankly quite terrified." He said Swat has "really, deeply affected the people of Pakistan not just in Peshawar, but in Lahore and in Islamabad". Holbrooke, appointed to implement a new US strategy in South Asia under President Barack Obama, was in New Delhi at the end of a regional tour that included visits to Islamabad and Kabul. "I carry no messages. I just wanted to hear the views of India on a wide range of issues," Holbrooke replied when asked about the nature of his discussions with Mukherjee. Holbrooke shared with Mukherjee his assessment of the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the countries he visited before coming to India on the last leg of a regional tour Sunday night. The Mumbai attacks figured prominently in the discussions with India pressing the US to sustain pressure on Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the carnage to justice, official sources said. The two sides also discussed the volatile situation in Afghanistan and ways of combating a resurgent Taliban. Lauding US Ambassador David Mulford for his role in transforming India-US ties, Holbrooke said he had been fascinated by India since he was a young American growing up in New York. New Delhi was also reported to have warned the US over military aid to the region. Pakistan is seeking billions of dollars to combat the Islamist threat from its northwestern tribal belt that became a stronghold for extremists who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban fell in 2001. Pakistani commanders say they need helicopters, drones and an array of new military equipment to tackle the Taliban fighters, but India is sceptical about their intentions. "We have heard that Pakistan's wishlist for fighting terror includes precision-guided missiles. We have our doubts about whether Pakistan intends to use them to hunt down insurgents," said one diplomatic source. Holbrooke left for Washington after talks with Indian leaders Monday on the global threat from Pakistan-based militants, the US embassy said. "Ambassador Holbrooke has left for home after his talks here," an embassy spokesman told AFP, after a regional tour that included visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan.