India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar met their US counterparts for the 2+2 bilateral talks in Delhi.
The agenda of the 2+2 talks included discussions on defence ties, space, future logistics cooperation and people-to-people contacts.
The Indian FM said the ‘substantive’ talks focused on building a forward-looking partnership and constructing a shared global agenda.
Emphasising the importance of Quad, US’ top diplomat Antony Blinken said they promoted a free, prosperous, secure and resilient Indo-Pacific.
Rajnath Singh said defence was a key pillar in US and India’s ‘critical partnership,’ which focused on ‘important and long-term issues.’
‘We have made impressive gains in building our major defence partnership,’ the Pentagon chief said while addressing Indo-Pacific security concerns.