By Alem Senay –
On Monday, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Pentagon for talks with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.
During their meeting Secretary Austin and Minister Singh talked about the problems posed by China and Russia in the region and around the world.
“We’re meeting at a critical moment in the US-India defense partnership,” Austin told Singh at the beginning of their meeting. “And thanks to decades of hard work, we have built the foundation of one of the most important partnerships of this century.”
Following their meeting at the Pentagon Secretary Austin and Minister Singh went to the State Department to join Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar for the so-called “two-plus-two” talks.