New US defence secretary Lloyd Austin and the Indian defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke on Wednesday, in what’s the first official and public contact between the Indian govt and the brand new Biden administration.
The talks that began round 7.30 pm IST on Wednesday, lasted for round 20 minutes. In the course of the name, which was made out of the US facet, there was a reaffirmation of the Indo Pacific imaginative and prescient, backed by each Washington and Delhi.
The Indian authorities readout stated, “In the course of the telephonic discuss, they reaffirmed their dedication to work collectively to strengthen the multifaceted India – US defence cooperation and the strategic partnership. Raksha Mantri and Secretary Austin mentioned bilateral, regional and world points.” Rajnath Singh additionally tweeted in regards to the talks, saying that India reiterated its agency dedication to deepen ties with the US. “Spoke with my US counterpart Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and conveyed my heat needs on his appointment. We reiterated our agency dedication to deepen India-US defence cooperation. We exchanged views on regional and world problems with mutual curiosity to strengthen our strategic partnership,” the tweet learn.
Spoke with my US counterpart, @SecDef Austin & conveyed my heat needs on his appointment. We reiterated our agency dedication to deepen India-US defence cooperation. We exchanged views on regional and world problems with mutual curiosity to strengthen our strategic partnership.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 27, 2021
The truth that the US facet reaffirmed its place on Indo Pacific, present no change of sentiment in Washington on the imaginative and prescient. It’s provided that China remained one other focus space of the talks.
The decision comes a number of days after the US Senate confirmed Austin because the US Protection Secretary. He’s the primary black defence secretary of US. Austin has up to now spoken to his counterparts from Canada, Australia, South Korea, Japan, UK, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg.
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