New Delhi, 08 April 2022: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh will visit the United States of America between April 11-14, 2022. The Raksha Mantri along with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will participate in the 4th India-USA 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on April 11, 2022 in Washington DC. Secretary of State Mr Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defence Mr Lloyd Austin will represent the United States. The 2+2 Dialogue will review bilateral cooperation across domains and chart out the way forward.
Rajnath Singh will separately meet the US Secretary of Defence Mr Lloyd Austin in Pentagon to discuss defence cooperation including defence industrial collaboration and capability building through military-to-military engagements. The Raksha Mantri is also scheduled to visit the Headquarters of US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) at Hawaii after his visit to Washington DC.