Rajnath Singh on the US Defence Secretary Meet: "Expanding Military Engagement"

During a meeting today between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defense General Lloyd Austin, the two countries concentrated on extending their military engagement, according to a joint statement released today. According to the statement, the talks covered a wide range of defense cooperation, information sharing in emerging areas, and mutual logistical support.

The two sides discussed a number of bilateral and multilateral exercises and agreed to boost cooperation between the Indian military and the US Indo-Pacific, Central, and Africa Commands. The negotiations focused on steps to implement bilateral defence pacts such as the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement, and Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, according to the joint statement (BECA).