US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin will arrive in India this evening. During the visit, he will meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and other senior dignitaries of the government to discuss deepening the India US Major Defense 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.
Mr Austin’s visit to India as part of his first overseas travel emphasizes the strength of the India-US strategic partnership.