Rajnath Singh meets with US Secretary of Defense ahead of Prime Minister’s trip to the United States

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Rajnath Singh described his conversation with Lloyd Austin as “warm” (File)

New Delhi:

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh today met with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and discussed bilateral defense cooperation and the situation in Afghanistan.

Calling the conversation “warm,” Rajnath Singh said it was agreed to continue the “useful dialogue” and further strengthen the Indo-US partnership.

“We had a warm phone conversation with @SecDef Mr. Lloyd Austin. We discussed matters relating to bilateral defense cooperation and regional issues, including the situation in Afghanistan,” the Defense Minister tweeted. .

“We have agreed to continue the useful dialogue and look forward to further strengthening the partnership,” he said.

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The conversation took place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States later this week.

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