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New Delhi : Secretary of Defence of United States of America General Lloyd J Austin will visit India from  March 19 to 21, 2021. During his visit, Secretary Austin is expected to meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior dignitaries of the Government of India.

Both sides are expected to discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation and exchange views on regional security challenges and common interests in maintaining a free, open ,and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Discussions regarding defence cooperation would also focus on how both countries could consolidate military-to-military cooperation and defence trade and industry cooperation, according to a PIB release.

Secretary Austin’s visit to India as part of his first overseas travel emphasises the strength of the India-US strategic partnership.