US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper arrived in India Today for defence and security ties

The two key officials of the Trump administration also are scheduled to carry separate bilateral talks with their Indian counterparts Jaishankar and Singh on Monday.They will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper arrived in India Today for defence and security ties
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

On Tuesday,US Secretary of State Mike  Pompeo and Esper will hold the 2+2 talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, covering the whole expanse of defence and security ties also as key regional and global issues.The talks are happening at a time India is engaged during a bitter border standoff with China, and therefore the issue is predicted to work within the deliberations.

The two key officials of the Trump administration also are scheduled to carry separate bilateral talks with their Indian counterparts Jaishankar and Singh on Monday.They will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

In the previous couple of months, the US has been ramping up attacks on China over a variety of contentious issues, including the border standoff with India, its military assertiveness within the South China Sea and therefore the way Beijing handled the anti-government protests in Hong Kong .

Last week, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the talks would entail a comprehensive discussion on bilateral issues also as deliberations on regional and global development.It is expected that the 2 sides may finalise the long-pending BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement) agreement to further boost bilateral defence ties.

The BECA will provide for sharing of high-end military technology, logistics and geospatial maps between the 2 countries.The new framework of the ministerial dialogue was initiated so as to supply a forward-looking vision for the strategic partnership between the 2 countries.

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