S Jaishankar meets US Secretary of Defense LIoyd J Austin in Washington

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External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar met US Secretary of Defense LIoyd J Austin in Washington on 26 September.

Important facts

  • Jaishankar said defence and security cooperation is a key pillar of the contemporary India-US partnership.

  • The two leaders noted continued progress in policy exchange, interoperability, defence trade, services and military-industrial cooperation.

  • They also exchanged their perspectives on the Ukraine conflict, Indo-Pacific development, maritime challenges and regional issues.

  • Jaishankar also met US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. 

  • The main topics of interaction were - Resilient Supply Chain, Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, High Technology Cooperation, Semiconductors and Trade Promotion.

  • The External Affairs Minister began his Washington DC program with a round table organized by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • The session covered technical security, credible research and talent development.

  • S Jaishankar is in the US on a 10-day visit to hold bilateral consultations with several US cabinet ministers.

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