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In Jakarta, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh speaks with US colleague Lloyd Austin

<p>During a short meeting on Thursday in Jakarta, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke with his US colleague Lloyd Austin on the strategic alliance between the two countries and how to further their joint efforts to create a more safe global community.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-280678″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-in-jakarta-defense-minister-rajnath-singh-speaks-with-us-colleague-lloyd-austin-im.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com in jakarta defense minister rajnath singh speaks with us colleague lloyd austin im” width=”1041″ height=”770″ title=”In Jakarta, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh speaks with US colleague Lloyd Austin 3″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-in-jakarta-defense-minister-rajnath-singh-speaks-with-us-colleague-lloyd-austin-im.jpg 261w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-in-jakarta-defense-minister-rajnath-singh-speaks-with-us-colleague-lloyd-austin-im-150×111.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1041px) 100vw, 1041px” /></p>
<p>Singh and Austin spoke about how India and the US might work together to strengthen ASEAN’s position as the hub of the Indo-Pacific region during their meeting outside of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus), according to authorities.</p>
<p>ten-country regional alliance The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is a significant player in the Indo-Pacific region.</p>
<p>The ten-nation ASEAN and its eight conversation partners—India, China, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia, and the US—compose the ADMM-Plus platform.</p>
<p>Indonesia is the current chair of the ADMM-Plus and is hosting the conference.</p>
<p>Less than a week had passed since the two ministers’ extensive discussions in New Delhi, which were focused on an ambitious plan to strengthen the bilateral strategic relations between the US and India in the face of China’s growing military might.</p>
<p>According to Indian authorities, both presidents took use of the Jakarta chance to swiftly assess the “tremendous progress” made in the last few years in the defense cooperation between the US and India.</p>
<p>They spoke about how the two nations might work together to promote “peace, prosperity, and security” and ASEAN’s role in the Indo-Pacific.</p>
<p>According to the authorities, Singh and Austin also spoke about how to deepen the US-Indian alliance in order to tackle new issues and bolster ongoing efforts to create a more safe global community.</p>
<p>The two presidents decided to expand defense technology cooperation by working together on cooperative research in cutting-edge fields during their November 10 meeting in New Delhi.</p>
<p>The sixth iteration of the “2+2” ministerial conversation between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Austin was held in India last week.</p>
<p>The “2+2” conversation also included ideas on how to deepen US-Indian collaboration.</p>
<p>Concerns about China’s military aggression in the Indo-Pacific area are becoming more widespread.</p>
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