US Secretary of Defence Mr Lloyd Austin is visiting India on November 09 & 10, 2023 to co-chair the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue and conduct a bilateral meeting with Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh. Secretary Austin, who will arrive in New Delhi on November 09, would be welcomed with a Tri-service Guard of Honour at the Palam Technical Area.
Secretary Austin and US Secretary of State Mr Antony Blinken will co-chair the Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue with Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Dr S Jaishankar on November 10. It will be followed by a bilateral meeting between Secretary Austin and Raksha Mantri. A number of strategic, defence and technology issues are expected to be discussed during the 2+2 dialogue and the bilateral meeting. Secretary Austin last visited India in June 2023 and had met with Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh.