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.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
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
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 06:21 AM IST
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
Published on Oct 24, 2020 03:10 PM IST
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.
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 10:09 PM IST
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.
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
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.
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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.
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Rahul Singh and Rezaul H Laskar
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.
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 06:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 01:45 PM IST
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.
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 07:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad |Imtiaz Ahmad
High on the two-plus-two agenda will be synchronization of the two countries’ views on the Indo-Pacific and stability of Afghanistan.
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 07:27 AM IST
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.
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 07:48 PM IST
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.
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington |Yashwant Raj
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.
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 01:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Jayanth Jacob
This will be the first “two-plus-two” dialogue between India and the United States, scheduled to be held in September.
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 10:46 AM IST
Washington |Press Trust of India
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”.
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 11:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington |Yashwant Raj
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”.
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 07:21 AM IST
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.
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 07:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent