India and US have agreed to sustain the momentum on key bilateral defence efforts. India and the US agreed to sustain the momentum in their defence collaboration while committing to build on the “tremendous progress” made in the sector as Defence Secretary James Mattis held his first telephonic conversation with Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar. US Defence Secretary James Mattis telephoned Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and expressed commitment to build upon the tremendous progress made in bilateral defence co-operation. This was the first conversation between the two leaders after Gen (retd) Mattis was sworn in as the Defence Secretary last month.
This was the first conversation between the two leaders after Gen (retd) Mattis was sworn in as the Defence Secretary last month. To build upon the tremendous progress in bilateral defense cooperation made in recent years, underscoring the strategic importance of the US-India relationship and India’s role in advancing global peace and security The momentum on key bilateral defense efforts to include the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative”.