October 2, 2022

India, US discuss defence cooperation; look forward to work closely

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin’s telecon with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin made a telephone call to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the evening of September 20. The two leaders discussed defence cooperation and looked forward to working closely. 

They exchanged their views on bilateral and regional matters, including developments in Afghanistan. The Defence Minister and Secretary of Defense Austin also discussed views about combating terrorism in the region.

Both sides appreciated the mutual cooperation in the recent evacuation operations in Afghanistan and agreed to remain in regular contact in view of the evolving situation.

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