Secretary of Defence of United States of America, General Lloyd J. Austin will visit India from 19 to 21 March 2021. During his visit, Secretary Austin is expected to meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior dignitaries of the Government of India.
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.
Secretary Austinís visit to India as part of his first overseas travel emphasizes the strength of the India-US strategic partnership.
Looking forward to your visit, Secretary Austin. https://t.co/M7ibWkAJ8V— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 10, 2021
Iíll then travel to India to meet with my counterpart, Minister of Defense @RajnathSingh, and other senior national security leaders to discuss deepening the U.S.-India Major Defense Partnership and advancing cooperation between our countries. https://t.co/WXPAe3m5cC— Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (@SecDef) March 10, 2021