Amid preparations for presidential elections in the US, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Minister Mark Esper arrived in Delhi on Monday to participate in the ‘Two Plus Two’ ministerial talks between India and the US. US Secretary of State Michael R. ahead of Indo-US 2 plus 2 (2 + 2) ministerial talks to be held on Tuesday. Pompeo met Foreign Minister S Jaishankar just hours after reaching Delhi.
According to a note issued by the US State Department on the visit of the US Secretary of State and Defense to India, it is a three-tier strategic dialogue with the US at the global level. Which shows that both countries have similar thinking in security and diplomatic matters.
The electoral process is beginning in America. Meanwhile, does the visit of US Secretary of State to India indicate continuity in strategic relations? KP Nair, a strategic affairs expert, has said, “Yes, it looks like a continuity. It looks like America wants to strengthen relations with India. It is ‘two plus two’ after the new president is elected.” It would have been difficult to have ministerial talks this year. “
Meanwhile, US Defense Minister Mark T. Asper also met Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. According to the Ministry of Defense, Rajnath Singh invited American companies to invest in defense in the meeting.
On Tuesday, the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) will be signed between the two countries. Under this, India will get the necessary topographical, nautical and aeronautical data for better use of missiles and drones. Obviously, this mutual meeting of the Foreign and Defense Ministers is a sign of the continuous coming of India and America.