During the meeting between US Defence Secretary and India’s Defence Minister, both India and the US determined to further expand their global defence and security partnership including military-to-military engagement, information sharing, logistics support as both sides vowed to work for a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific.
“I am happy to inform that I had a comprehensive and fruitful discussion with Secretary Austin and his delegation. We are keen to work together to realise the full potential of the India-US comprehensive global strategic partnership,” Rajnath Singh said in his statement to the media.
Both sides discussed steps to be taken to realise the full potential of pacts such as LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement), COMCASA (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement), and BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement) for mutual benefit.
“Singh and I had a very productive discussion. I wanted to convey the Biden-Harris administration’s message about our strong commitment to our allies and partners,” Austin Lloyd said.