The meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin is underway in New Delhi. Both Sides are expected to discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation and exchange views on regional security challenges and common interests in maintaining a free, open and inclusive 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.
In the morning, the US Defence Secretary visited the National War Memorial and laid a wreath there. Mr Austin was accorded a Tri-Service Guard of Honour at the Vigyan Bhawan Lawns in the national capital just before the talks.
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