Thursday, August 05 2021

March 19, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin arrived in New Delhi

New Delhi – Defense Secretary Austin reiterated the U.S. Government’s continued commitment towards strengthening the bilateral defence relations between the two countries. He expressed US’s strong desire to further enhance the strategic partnership for peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.
Mr Austin’s visit to India as part of his first overseas travel emphasizes the strength of the India-US strategic partnership.
During the visit, he will meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and other senior dignitaries of the government to discuss deepening the India US Major Defence Partnership. They will also discuss advancing cooperation for a free, prosperous and open Indo-Pacific Region. Discussions regarding defence cooperation would also focus on how both countries could consolidate military to military cooperation and defence trade and industry cooperation.