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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper arrived in New Delhi on Monday for the third edition of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue which is expected to focus on further boosting bilateral defence and security ties as well as cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
China and Covid, Muslim world in their aggression low literacy and added with abject poverty bring more imbalance in the region’s. Whereas balancing acts of the International organizations of UN related to Food WFO, FAO, UNICEF, Education, UN drug, Skill train- IPKF, employment, UNHR, UNSC, ILO are finally data collection points or remain inert on global development.
We have entered an Era from bio polar super powers to an era with multiple polar blocks as regional power blocks emerging.
US and NATO, Russia with its growing military power threat to Europe eastern region with China, Iran, N K, Turkey assumes formidable force.
India with its non aligned force of diplomatic relation brings fulcrum in the region.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has arrived in India today.
US Secy of State & US Defense Secretary Mark Esper will participate in the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue tomorrow along with their counterparts EAM S Jaishankar & Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
On Tuesday, Pompeo and Esper to hold the 2+2 talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, covering the entire contour of defence and security ties as well as key regional and global issues.
The talks are taking place at a time India is engaged in a bitter border standoff with China, and the issue is expected to figure in the deliberations.
US duo key figures visit assume paramount significance because duo to meet PM Narendra Modi and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.
Last few months, the US has been ramping up attacks on China over a range of contentious issues including the border standoff with India, its military assertiveness in the South China Sea and the way Beijing handled the anti-government protests in Hong Kong.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the talks will entail a comprehensive discussion on bilateral issues as well as deliberations on regional and global development.
Quite expected that the two sides may finalise the long-pending 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 two countries.
Further to strengthen ties between two greatest democracies of the world two countries inked the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement in 2016 that allows their militaries use each other’s bases for repair and replenishment of supplies as well as provide for deeper cooperation.
The two countries signed another pact called Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement in 2018 that provides for interoperability between the two militaries and provides for sale of high end technology from the US to India.
According to the US government, India maintains the largest fleet of C-17 and P-8 aircraft outside of the US, and as of 2020, Washington has authorised more than USD 20 billion in defence sales to India.
India since ages is trading nation with best buying power is an added attraction for powers such as France UK German Russia and US to bank bang on huge orders to keep their economy progressing. India has more than 25 Cr population with higher purchasing power equal US total population.