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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh

Jan. 27, 2021

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Indian Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh today.

During the call, Secretary Austin emphasized the Department’s commitment to the U.S.-India Major Defense Partnership, observing that it is built upon shared values and a common interest in ensuring the Indo-Pacific region remains free and open. 

Secretary Austin noted the great strides made in the U.S.-India defense relationship, and he pledged to work collaboratively with the Defence Minster to sustain progress.