US Chief of Naval Operations meets Indian ambassador, discuss defence partnership

Lalit K Jha
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Washington, Mar 27 (PTI) US Chief of Naval Operations Michael Martin Gilday met India’s Ambassador to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu and discussed ways to strengthen the Indo-US defence partnership.

“Together, we will promote a free, open & inclusive rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. I look forward to our two navies’ continued cooperation,” Admiral Gilday said in a tweet after the meeting on Friday.

“Great to meet with India’s Ambassador to the United States” Gilday tweeted and posted two pictures of the meeting on the micro-blogging site.

Sandhu, in his tweet, thanked the Admiral for “hosting a wonderful evening”.

“I look forward to working together to further deepen India-US partnership,” Sandhu said.

Cooperation in the maritime domain is one of the key pillars of the India-US defense relationship. PTI LKJ AQS AQS