India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday called defense one of most important pillars of the India-US bilateral relationship at the fifth 2+2 US-India Ministerial Dialog. He called India-US partnership critical for ensuring a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific.
As the fifth India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialog begins in New Delhi, the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has described the partnership between the two countries as the “strongest ever.” “It is always wonderful to be here in India. We are building a remarkable year of engagement…We have not only the strongest bilateral partnership we’ve ever had, but also a regional one, and indeed, a global one that was further evidenced by India’s leadership for the G20 this year,” Blinken said.
As the fifth India-US 2+2 Ministerial dialog is all set to take place in New Delhi on November 10, the defense and the foreign ministers of both countries will take the opportunity to progress the futuristic roadmap for the India-US partnership as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will embark on a five-nation visit, concluding with India to participate in the 2+2 Ministerial Dialog in November, the State Department informed in a statement. Blinken will be visiting Israel, Jordan, Japan, South Korea and lastly, India. During his visit to India, Blinken will be accompanied by US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin. The US delegation will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior Indian officials to discuss both bilateral and global concerns and developments in the Indo-Pacific.
Top US Defense and State Department officials co-chaired the seventh 2+2 Intersessional Dialog with their Indian counterparts here on September 26 and laid their emphasis on the transformative momentum in US-India ties and reiterated the need to uphold security in the Indo-Pacific region, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
iNDICA News Bureau- India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J Austin III held delegation-level talks at the Pentagon ahead of the India-U.S. 2+2 ministerial dialogue Monday, April 11. Rajnath Singh, who is on a five-day visit to the United States, arrived at the Pentagon for a bilateral meeting with Austin. Austin […]
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin for the Fourth 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue that will finally take place after being postponed in December 2021.
iNDICA NEWS BUREAU- US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defense secretary Mark T Esper arrived in India on Monday for the third edition of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue which is aimed at strengthening strategic ties in the face of growing Chinese influence across the region. Pompeo and Esper will hold top-level 2+2 talks with […]