New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will hold talks with his US counterpart Lloyd Austin in New Delhi today.
Austin arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a two-day visit to explore ways to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation, especially in areas of transfer of critical technologies for the co-development of military hardware.
Secretary Austin’s trip comes over two weeks ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington during which the two sides are expected to unveil initiatives to expand the India-US global strategic partnership.
German Federal Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi today for a four-day visit to India. During his visit, he will hold bilateral talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
In addition to the meeting with Rajnath Singh, Boris Pistorius is expected to meet with several defense start-ups during an event organized by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) in New Delhi.
On Wednesday, he will travel to Mumbai, where he is likely to visit the Headquarters of the Western Naval Command and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.