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  • India-US 2+2 dialogue: Discussion was ‘defining moment’, says James Mattis

    Washington: The “highly successful” first 2+2 Dialogue between India and the United States was a “defining moment” and the defence cooperation between the two countries is on the right track, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said here Tuesday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the crucial talks with Mattis and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New Delhi on September 6.

  • Indo-US strategic ties get a thumbs up

    The most heartening development in the 2+2 Indo-US dialogue in New Delhi between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman representing India and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattison on the US side has been the strengthening of strategic cooperation. With the signing of the communications compatibility and security agreement (COMCASA) the way has been paved for greater Indian access to cutting-edge US military

  • 2+2 dialogue: India-US ink key defence pact, discuss H-1B visa; 11 significant takeaways

    A long-negotiated defence pact under which critical and encrypted defence technologies will be provided to the Indian military by the US was inked on Thursday after the two countries held their first 2+2 dialogue during which they also discussed key issues, including cross-border terrorism, India’s NSG bid and the contentious H1B visa issue.

  • 2+2 dialogue: India, US ink critical defence pact; discuss cross-border terror, H1B

    New Delhi: Reflecting growing congruence in ties, India and the US Thursday signed a landmark security pact, decided to set up hotlines between their defence and foreign ministers and deliberated on thorny issues such as India’s purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia and import of crude oil from Iran.

  • 2+2 dialogue, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sushma Swaraj hold talks with US counterparts

    India, US ink COMCASA after inaugural 2+2 dialogue: Officials

    New Delhi: India and the US Thursday inked a long-negotiated pact under which critical and encrypted defence technologies will be provided to the Indian military by the Americans, officials said here. The ‘Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)’ was signed after the first two-plus-two talks External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had with US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis.

  • 2+2 Dialogue: India buying Russain missile system part of talks but not primary focus, says Mike Pompeo

    Washington: India buying a missile defence system from Russia and oil from Iran would be part of the 2+2 dialogue, but not the talks’ primary focus, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis are headed to India for the talks tomorrow with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This is the inaugural 2+2 dialogue between the

  • Indo-US relations: A roller-coaster ride

    The Indo-US diplomatic relations have always been on a roller-coaster ride. From the time of the Jawaharlal Nehru regime, various US administrations have adopted different policies to deal with India vis-à-vis the neighbouring Pakistan and later China. As a result, even during the thick of our friendship era, both the nations never nursed the relationship of mutual trust and confidence. Therefore, international experts take Indo-US relations on event-to-event basis and are reluctant

  • US postpones 2+2 Dialogue with India for ‘unavoidable reasons’

    New Delhi: The first India-US strategic 2+2 Dialogue involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and their US counterparts that was scheduled to have been held in Washington on July 6 has been postponed, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.