Indo-Pacific and regional issues discussed between India and America before ‘two plus two’ talks

Friday’s meeting was co-chaired by Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl.

Defense officials of India and the US meet to discuss Indo-Pacific and regional issues

India and the US discussed opportunities to enhance cooperation with like-minded partners to maintain their thriving defense partnership and a free and open Indo-Pacific. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Defense Ministry, said officials from the two countries held a meeting to lay the groundwork for the “two-plus-two” ministerial talks to be held later this year. Friday’s meeting was co-chaired by Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl.

The Pentagon said the 16th meeting of the US-India Defense Policy Group formed the basis for the important two-plus-two ministerial talks to be held later this year. With this the US and India began a new chapter in a major defense partnership.

Defense Ministry spokesman Lt Col Anton T Semalroth said, “The talks advance an ambitious array of bilateral priorities, including information-sharing, high-quality maritime cooperation, logistical and defense trade, between the US and India.” Shows a flourishing defense relationship.”

Indian officials exchanged views on regional issues of common interest,

He said US and Indian officials exchanged views on regional issues of common interest, including South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. They also discussed opportunities to increase cooperation with like-minded partners to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.

The leaders called for deepening joint cooperation between the US and Indian militaries and their ability to work more seamlessly together, including strengthening cooperation in new defense areas such as space and cyber. strengthened its commitment.

Semlroth said, “The leaders called for deepening joint cooperation between the US and Indian militaries and their ability to work more seamlessly together, including strengthening cooperation in new defense areas such as space and cyber. strengthened its commitment.”

They also discussed opportunities to increase cooperation

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had last month said that the ‘two-plus-two’ talks between India and the US would be held in November this year. Its last meeting was held in New Delhi and the next meeting is to be organized by the US. The talks take place between the foreign and defense ministers of both sides.

US President Joe Biden last month hosted the first-ever direct-attendance summit of the Quad leaders, which pledged to strive for a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific region. This clearly sent a message to China.

Indo-Pacific and regional issues discussed between India and America before 'two plus two' talks
Indo-Pacific and regional issues discussed between India and America before ‘two plus two’ talks

China claims sovereignty over the entire South China Sea. Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan also claim it.

They also discussed opportunities to increase cooperation with like-minded partners to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific. Semlroth said the leaders expressed their commitment to deepen joint cooperation between the US and Indian militaries and their ability to work more seamlessly together, including strengthening cooperation in new defense areas such as space and cyber. Strengthened commitment.

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