Visit of US Secretary of Defence to India

March 10, 2021 Photo(s): By Defense.Gov
Secretary of Defence of US, General Lloyd J. Austin will visit India from 19 to 21 March 2021

Secretary of Defence of United States of America, General Lloyd J. Austin will visit India from 19 to 21 March 2021. During his visit, Secretary Austin is expected to meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior dignitaries of the Government of India.

Both Sides are expected to discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation and exchange views on regional security challenges and common interests in maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Discussions regarding defence cooperation would also focus on how both countries could consolidate military-to-military cooperation and defence trade and industry cooperation.

Secretary Austinís visit to India as part of his first overseas travel emphasizes the strength of the India-US strategic partnership.