Rajnath Singh greeted with honor guard, holds delegation-level talks with US counterpart

efense Secretary Lloyd Austin III greets India’s Foreign Minister Rajnath Singh with enhanced honor cordon at Pentagon April 11,d 2022. Photo: defense.gov

Washington: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III held delegation-level talks at the Pentagon ahead of India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue.
Rajnath Singh, who is on a five-day US visit, arrived at the Pentagon for a bilateral meeting with Austin. Austin welcomed Rajnath Singh in an enhanced honor cordon ceremony at the Pentagon.
The Defense Minister and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar arrived in Washington on Sunday for the fourth 2+2 dialogue with their US counterparts.
The 2+2 dialogue comes amidst the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The last 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue between the two countries was held in October 2020 in New Delhi.
India and the United States held a bilateral 2+2 inter-sessional meeting in September last year in Washington and exchanged assessments on developments in South Asia, the Indo-Pacific region and the Western Indian Ocean.



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