Senior Defence officers from India and the United States met in Washington to debate alternatives for enhanced cooperation with like-minded companions to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific together with bilateral defence partnership and regional points.
The sixteenth US-India Defence Policy Group assembly laid the groundwork for an vital 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this yr, because the US and India opened a brand new chapter within the Major Defence Partnership, the Pentagon stated.
The assembly on Friday was co-chaired by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Colin Kahl.
“The Dialogue advanced an ambitious set of bilateral priorities — including information-sharing, high-end maritime cooperation, logistics, and defense trade — reflective of the flourishing defense ties between the United States and India,” stated Defence Department Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Anton T. Semelroth.
US and Indian officers exchanged views on regional problems with shared curiosity, together with in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region. They additionally mentioned alternatives for enhanced cooperation with like-minded companions to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific, he stated.
“The leaders reinforced their commitment to deepening joint cooperation and interoperability between the US and Indian militaries to work more seamlessly together, including strengthening cooperation in new defence domains, such as space and cyber,” Semelroth stated.
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