US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Monday for the third version of the two+2 ministerial dialogue to be held in New Delhi tomorrow. Pompeo was accompanied by his spouse Susan and Defence Secretary Masks Esper. The Indian facet on the talks will likely be represented by Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. The high-level talks come amidst India’s festering border row with China in japanese Ladakh in addition to the renewed world concentrate on the Indo-Pacific area. The timing can be important because the dialogue comes only a week forward of the U.S. Presidential election which is witnessing fiery political clashes between Republican Donald Trump and Democratic Joe Biden.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and his spouse, Susan Pompeo, arrive in Delhi.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is in India immediately to take part within the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Fxzzr6TvXh
— ANI (@ANI) October 26, 2020
Rajnath-Esper talks immediately
Forward of tomorrow’s key 2+2 ministerial dialogue, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will maintain talks with US Defence Secretary Mark Esper at three.15 pm immediately.
Later within the day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will host a dinner for Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper.
They will even meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nationwide Safety Adviser Ajit Doval.
2+2 Dialogue tomorrow
The 2 sides are anticipated to discover methods to additional bolster bilateral defence ties and safety cooperation within the Indo-Pacific, amidst China flexing its muscle groups within the strategic area. A number of world powers together with India and the US have been speaking about the necessity to guarantee a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific within the backdrop of China’s rising navy maneuvering within the area.
It’s anticipated that India and the US might finalise the long-pending BECA (Primary Trade and Cooperation Settlement) settlement to additional enhance bilateral defence ties. The BECA will present for sharing of high-end navy expertise, logistics and geospatial maps between the 2 international locations.