Tribune News Service
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 27
The new US Secretary of Defence, Lloyd Austin, on Wednesday spoke to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, marking the first high-level communication between leaders of the two countries. US President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State Tony Blinken have spoken so far with close allies.
During the telephonic conversation, both reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen Indo-US defence cooperation and strategic ties. “They also discussed bilateral, regional and global issues,” Singh said in a social media post about the 20-minute conversation.