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Immediate Release

U.S. - India to Conduct 2+2 Ministerial

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will welcome Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar for the fourth U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in Washington, D.C., April 11.

This year’s 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue will span the full breadth of the partnership – including defense, science and technology cooperation, climate, public health, and people-to-people ties. 

Since its inception in 2018, the 2+2 Ministerial has allowed the United States and India to work toward building an advanced, comprehensive defense partnership that is poised to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Bound by shared values and a common vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region, the United States and India will continue to chart an ambitious course in the bilateral defense partnership.