US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin arrived in India on Friday on a three-day visit. India is the third stop for Austin during his three-nation first overseas tour as the Defence Secretary.
The two sides will focus on discussing about India-US strategic ties, boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, China’s aggressive behaviour in eastern Ladakh.
Secretary Austin is scheduled to meet National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday (March 19) evening. He will also meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday (March 20).
He is also likely to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.