US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin and German Federal Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius are visiting New Delhi for bilateral talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Rajnath Singh meeting with the US Secretary of Defence will be held Monday, while talks with the German Federal Minister of Defence will occur on Tuesday. A host of bilateral defence cooperation issues, with a focus on industrial cooperation, are likely to be discussed during the two meetings.
Austin will arrive on Sunday from Singapore on a two-day visit, which will be his second visit to India, the previous one being in March 2021.
The German minister will be on a four-day visit to India beginning on Monday. He will arrive from Indonesia. Apart from his meeting with the defence minister, Pistorius is likely to meet a few defence start-ups during an event organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) in New Delhi.
On Wednesday, he will travel to Mumbai where he is likely to visit Headquarters, Western Naval Command and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders.