US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in New Delhi with his wife Susanne Pompeo. They will hold the third two plus two talks here on Tuesday. This is the third dialogue to be held in two years. The meeting, which is taking place in the US between the presidential election and tensions along the Line of Actual Control with China, is considered very important. US Defense Minister Mark Asper was given the Guard of Honor in South Block. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received him.
India and China are scheduled to have 2 + 2 talks on Tuesday. During this time, the Basic Exchange and Co-operation Agreement (BECA) agreement will be signed between the two countries. The agreement was announced after a meeting between US Defense Minister Mark Asper and India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said after meeting his American counterpart Mark Asper that the discussions between the two countries were very positive. The purpose of this dialogue is to further deepen defense relations between the two countries.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met his counterpart Dr S Jaishankar on Monday. Pompeo will participate in the 2 + 2 Ministerial Dialogue to be held tomorrow.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met US Defense Minister Mark Asper. Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane, Air Chief Marshal A K KS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh were also present during this period.
US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster met Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh with ‘Elbow Bump’. Explain that in the wake of Corona, everyone avoided joining hands and welcomed each other by elbow bump.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will participate in this dialogue on behalf of India. There will be talks on bilateral, regional and global issues, including China’s rising snowfall in the Indo-Pacific region. Both will hold bilateral talks with US ministers Jaishankar and Rajnath. At the same time, both US ministers will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
With this two plus two talks, Pompeo and Espar will also hold bilateral talks with their Indian counterparts. Let us tell you that defense relations between India and America have increased significantly with defense relations for some years. Therefore, between the oldest and largest democracies of the world, there can be talk of investment in the health sector of the defense sector. Pompeo tweeted that he would also travel to Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia after finishing his India tour.