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India-US Defense Cooperation Key Pillar for International Peace, Says Antony Blinken

During the 2+2 India-US Ministerial Dialogue, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the importance of India-US defense cooperation as a key pillar for strengthening the partnership in international peace and security. Blinken emphasized the commitment to promoting a rules-based order, upholding principles outlined in the UN Charter, and reinforcing the Indo-Pacific region’s security.

He mentioned concrete steps taken to enhance maritime domain awareness, strengthen interoperability, and share cutting-edge technology. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also acknowledged impressive gains in building the major defense partnership and emphasized joint efforts for peace and stability.

The dialogue focused on various aspects, including economic collaboration, space exploration, and people-to-people ties.