Indo-US dialogue: US Secy Mike Pompeo meets EAM S Jaishankar & Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed China at length during their meeting before the bilateral 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi. The two sides will sign a key military pact- Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), for geo-spatial cooperation, moving to the next level in a strategic partnership.

This was the second in-person meeting within a month between Pompeo and Jaishankar, who held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the Quadrilateral ministerial dialogue in Tokyo earlier this month.
Discussions revolved around Indo-Pacific and Quad, maritime security, counter-terrorism, open connectivity and resilient supply chains, all aimed at containing China’s aggression.