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In a tweet, Rajnath Singh said the firm commitment to deepen India-US defence cooperation was reiterated during the talks. (ANI File Photo)

Rajnath Singh speaks to US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:10 PM IST
  • The defence ministry said Rajnath Singh received an "introductory telephone call" from the newly-appointed US Secretary of Defence Austin and that the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together to strengthen defence cooperation and the strategic partnership between the two countries.
The next step is about taking things beyond guns and gizmos(PTI)
The next step is about taking things beyond guns and gizmos(PTI)

The Delhi-DC strategic dance | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Defence ties are on a firm footing. Now expand tech and economic cooperation
India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks next to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during a joint news conference after their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(Reuters)
India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks next to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during a joint news conference after their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(Reuters)

Significant move, says Rajnath Singh as India signs defence pact, BECA with US

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:25 PM IST
US secretary of state Mark Pompeo mentioned the killing of 20 Indian Army personnel in Galwan Valley after a clash with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China and said his country stands with India to deal with any threat.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar with US Defence Secretary Mark T Esper and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during India-USA 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar with US Defence Secretary Mark T Esper and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during India-USA 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI photo)

India, US engaging intensively on matters of national security: Jaishankar in opening remarks at 2+2 ministerial dialogue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 01:13 PM IST
“I am sure that our discussions today will be very productive and fruitful,” said external affairs minister S Jaishankar in his opening remarks at 2+2 ministerial dialogue.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with US Secretary of Defence, Dr. Mark Esper to discuss India-US defence relations and mutual cooperation, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with US Secretary of Defence, Dr. Mark Esper to discuss India-US defence relations and mutual cooperation, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)

What is BECA and what does it mean for India and US?

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:34 PM IST
BECA will also help India and US counter the growing Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region thereby strengthening the Quad.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh welcomes US secretary of defence Mark Esper to a tri-services Guard of Honour at South Block Lawns.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh welcomes US secretary of defence Mark Esper to a tri-services Guard of Honour at South Block Lawns.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

India, US to sign BECA agreement during 2+2 dialogue to facilitate exchange of sensitive information

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh, Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:13 AM IST
The signing of the pact will be one of the key outcomes of the 2+2 dialogue between the foreign and defence ministers of the two sides.
Military transport planes at a forward airbase in Leh.
Military transport planes at a forward airbase in Leh.

India, US may discuss LAC row at 2+2 meet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar and Yashwant Raj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 12:16 AM IST
It is widely expected that BECA, described as one of four foundational agreements for sharing of sensitive information and logistics and sales of advanced military hardware, will be signed during the 2+2 meeting.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accompanied by Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar .(AP fil ephoto)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accompanied by Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar .(AP fil ephoto)

MEA says 2+2 meet timing not linked to US elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 03:32 AM IST
Experts have questioned the rationale behind holding the key talks between the foreign and defence ministers of the two sides at a time when the US election could lead to a change of government.
US President Donald Trump with PM Narendra Modi(Reuters file photo)
US President Donald Trump with PM Narendra Modi(Reuters file photo)

India, US line up major defence advancements

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 06:12 AM IST
The first official said President Trump was only keen on visiting Delhi but that India insisted that he do a public event in Ahmedabad on February 24, as a sort of direct outreach to Indians
BECA will allow India to use US geospatial maps to achieve pinpoint military accuracy of automated hardware systems and weapons such as cruise and ballistic missiles, even drones.(REUTERS)
BECA will allow India to use US geospatial maps to achieve pinpoint military accuracy of automated hardware systems and weapons such as cruise and ballistic missiles, even drones.(REUTERS)

India, US to ink two key defence pacts this week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 05:17 AM IST
Defence secretary Sanjay Mitra is leading India’s delegation, a senior official aware of the details said on condition of anonymity. He will be meeting the US undersecretary of defence for policy John Rood.
BECA is an important precursor to India acquiring armed unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Predator-B from the US.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
BECA is an important precursor to India acquiring armed unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Predator-B from the US.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

India, US to take forward talks for key military pact

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 07:39 AM IST
BECA will allow India to use US geospatial maps to get pinpoint military accuracy of automated hardware systems and weapons such as cruise and ballistic missiles.
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