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Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper arrive in New Delhi for India-US 2+2 dialogue

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper arrived in New Delhi on Monday afternoon for the 2+2 dialogue. The talks will be held on Tuesday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and his wife Susan disembark from an aircraft upon their arrival at the airport in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.(AP photo)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and his wife Susan disembark from an aircraft upon their arrival at the airport in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.(AP photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper to attend India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue

The 2+2 ministerial dialogue, to be held on Tuesday morning, is expected to focus on regional security cooperation, defence information-sharing, global cooperation, economic cooperation, and working together in the Indo-Pacific
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and DefenCe Secretary Mark Esper.(AP File)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and DefenCe Secretary Mark Esper.(AP File)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 06:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

India-US 2+2 dialogue to focus on regional security cooperation and defence information-sharing

External affairs minister S Jaishankar and defence minister Rajnath Singh will meet their US counterparts Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper in New Delhi on October 27 for the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue
US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace after giving a joint statement in New Delhi in February.(AP File)
US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace after giving a joint statement in New Delhi in February.(AP File)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper in India next week for third 2+2 strategic dialogue

The third dialogue will see India and the US consolidating their diplomatic and security ties, including institutionalised intelligence-sharing and efforts to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper will also have bilateral meetings with their counterparts, and meet National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS)
Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper will also have bilateral meetings with their counterparts, and meet National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 10:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Foreign secretary Shringla, US deputy secretary discuss upcoming 2+2 dialogue

The two officials also discussed ways to strengthen cooperation at the United Nations, especially during India’s stint as a non-permanent member of the Security Council during 2021-22.
The 2+2 dialogue is expected to be held in New Delhi during October 26-27.(@MEAIndia/Twitter)
The 2+2 dialogue is expected to be held in New Delhi during October 26-27.(@MEAIndia/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 10:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Mike Pompeo expected to travel to India for 2+2 dialogue this month

The move to hold in-person meetings at a time when such discussions have mostly moved online because of the Covid-19 pandemic reflects the importance attached by both sides to the 2+2 dialogue, people familiar with developments said.
This will also be the second meeting between Jaishankar and Pompeo in the space of about 20 days, as they met in Tokyo on October 6. (Photo@SecPompeo)
This will also be the second meeting between Jaishankar and Pompeo in the space of about 20 days, as they met in Tokyo on October 6. (Photo@SecPompeo)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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India-US to sign key defence pact during second 2+2 dialogue in December

It is expected that the Industrial Security Annex (ISA), which aims to shore up defence cooperation, will be signed during the upcoming dialogue. The ISA will allow the US government and American original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to share classified information with private Indian defence firms.
India and the US are closer to finalising a new pact to deepen defence industry collaboration.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
India and the US are closer to finalising a new pact to deepen defence industry collaboration.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh and Rezaul H Laskar

India is aiming for the long haul in Afghanistan

New Delhi has also overturned its policy of not supplying lethal military equipment to Kabul and has provided or underwritten deals for providing gunship helicopters. Clearly, India is in for the long haul in Afghanistan, as it needs to be, to keep an eye on and counter the machinations of a certain neighbour that eyes the war-torn nation as key to its flawed “strategic depth” policy.
Iran is expected to hand over control of a part of Chabahar to India within a few weeks, following the resolution of certain technical issues, and the port is already playing a key role in India’s efforts to access Afghanistan by bypassing Pakistan.(Reuters)
Iran is expected to hand over control of a part of Chabahar to India within a few weeks, following the resolution of certain technical issues, and the port is already playing a key role in India’s efforts to access Afghanistan by bypassing Pakistan.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 06:35 PM IST
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The five key takeaways from India-US 2+2 dialogue

India and the United States on Thursday made a push to elevate their strategic ties at their first 2+2 dialogue that centred on key issues including cross-border terrorism, India’s bid to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the contentious issue of H-1B visa.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharam held wide-ranging talks with their US counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Jim Mattis.(PTI Photo)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharam held wide-ranging talks with their US counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Jim Mattis.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 01:45 PM IST
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Ahead of 2+2 dialogue with India, Pompeo urges Pakistan to take action against terrorists

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo travelled to Pakistan with military chief Gen Joseph Dunford, ahead of a visit to New Delhi for the inaugural 2+2 dialogue with India. The visit came days after Washington cancelled $300 million in security-related payments to Islamabad.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2R) and Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (C/L) listen as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) speaks during a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad on September 5.(AFP Photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2R) and Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (C/L) listen as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) speaks during a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad on September 5.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 07:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

2+2 dialogue: PM Modi to meet US secretaries Mike Pompeo, James Mattis on Sept 6

High on the two-plus-two agenda will be synchronization of the two countries’ views on the Indo-Pacific and stability of Afghanistan.
The first edition of the 2+2 dialogue on strategic affairs between the US and India will take place on September 6 in New Delhi(REUTERS)
The first edition of the 2+2 dialogue on strategic affairs between the US and India will take place on September 6 in New Delhi(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 07:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Washington must address Indian concerns over the effects of its new sanctions on Iran and Russia

The twin US pressures on the energy and defence fronts have made India acutely aware of the risks of aligning itself closer with Washington. After ensnaring India in its Iran and Russia sanctions, Washington has sought to save the promising Indo-US strategic partnership by throwing in concessions. In reality, the concessions are intended as tools of leverage.
More broadly, the US and India have become key partners in seeking to create a free, open and democracy-led Indo-Pacific(PTI)
More broadly, the US and India have become key partners in seeking to create a free, open and democracy-led Indo-Pacific(PTI)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 07:48 PM IST
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First 2+2 Dialogue with India important opportunity to enhance engagement: US

US secretary of state Micheal Pompeo and secretary of defence James Mattis will travel to New Delhi on September 6 for the 2+2 Dialogue.
Indian and US national flags flutter in front of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Indian and US national flags flutter in front of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale in US to lay 2+2 groundwork

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale and other senior Indian officials will hold discussions with their US counterparts in Washington this week to prepare the ground for the first two-plus-two dialogue between the two countries, to take place in New Delhi in September, sources said.
Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, accompanied by Gourangalal Das, joint secretary (Americans) in the external affairs ministry, left for the US on Tuesday evening.(PTI/File Photo)
Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, accompanied by Gourangalal Das, joint secretary (Americans) in the external affairs ministry, left for the US on Tuesday evening.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 01:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayanth Jacob

US looking forward to 2+2 dialogue, working ‘hand in glove’ with India: Official

This will be the first “two-plus-two” dialogue between India and the United States, scheduled to be held in September.
File photo of man holding India and US flags during India Day Parade in New York.(REUTERS)
File photo of man holding India and US flags during India Day Parade in New York.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 10:46 AM IST
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India, US to hold 2+2 dialogue on September 6 in New Delhi

The state department said the two defence and foreign ministers will “discuss strengthening strategic, security, and defence cooperation as the United States and India jointly address challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with US president Donald Trump in the White House, in Washington DC, in 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with US president Donald Trump in the White House, in Washington DC, in 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 11:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Why US postponed the 2+2 talks with India

The 2+2 dialogue scheduled for July 6 – the first simultaneous meeting of the Indian defence and external affairs ministers and their US counterparts – was postponed by the US on Wednesday citing “unavoidable reasons”.
US president Donald Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Philippines in November 2017.
US president Donald Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Philippines in November 2017.
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 07:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

US postpones 2+2 dialogue with India due to ‘unavoidable reasons’

The 2+2 dialogue scheduled for July 6 were going to be the first simultaneous meeting of the Indian defence and external affairs ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Sushma Swaraj and their US counterparts in a format announced last August.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, in June 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, in June 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 07:44 AM IST
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