New Delhi: Amid the continued stand-off with China alongside the Line of Precise Management in Ladakh, Nationwide Safety Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who’s in New Delhi for the third India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue.
Pompeo landed in India on Monday alongside along with his spouse Susan, and US Secretary of Defence Mark T. Esper, even because the campaigning for the US presidential election reaches its remaining stage for the polls due on November 3.
Official sources stated Doval had a really constructive assembly with Pompeo, in addition to Esper, on the South Block.
They mentioned numerous points and challenges of strategic significance, the sources stated, including that either side highlighted the necessity to take ahead shared targets and construct capabilities throughout all domains in order to make sure a secure, steady and rule-based regional and world safety surroundings.
In a press release launched by the US Division of Defence, Esper met his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh forward of the formal 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi on Monday.
Esper and Singh applauded the energy of the defence relationship between the US and India, and strengthened their dedication to deepening military-to-military cooperation, together with joint-service cooperation; rising safe communications capabilities; and enhancing mutual logistics engagements, the assertion stated.
The 2 leaders recommended the conclusion of the Primary Change and Cooperation Settlement through the go to, and welcomed the growth of information-sharing.
From collaborating on rising applied sciences to advancing defence commerce priorities, Esper and Singh agreed to proceed to work in partnership to deal with urgent world safety challenges.
In his assembly with Exterior Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday, Pompeo, in response to the US Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown, welcomed the third US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in simply over two years as an emblem of the robust partnership between the 2 nations.
“From addressing the shared challenges of Covid-19 and responding to regional security issues, to collaborating on vaccine development and economic prosperity, the Secretary and the Minister agreed that the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership is critical to the security and prosperity of both countries, the Indo-Pacific region, and the world,” the assertion stated.
Pompeo welcomed India’s upcoming time period on the UN Safety Council and the chance for the US and India to work carefully collectively on problems with mutual and world concern.
Each leaders regarded ahead to further alternatives to additional strengthen the US-India partnership.