Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the Philippines' National Defence Secretary Delfin N Lorenzana today held wide-ranging talks to strengthen bilateral defence and security cooperation with a focus on the maritime sphere.
Officials said Sitharaman and Lorenzana deliberated on possible areas of defence cooperation and exchanged views on the security situation in the Indo-Pacific region.
Separately, Defence Minister of Mongolia Enkhbold Nyamaa also met Sitharaman.
The two ministers also explored ways to boost bilateral defence cooperation, officials said.
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