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Make in India, tech transfer on table during Rajnath-Austin meet tomorrow

The meeting between US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin and his Indian counterpart Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to take place at 11 am in South Block on Saturday

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The meeting between US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin and his Indian counterpart Defence Minister is scheduled to take place at 11 am in South Block on Saturday.

Before the meeting, the US secretary will visit the war memorial and also be given a guard of honour of honour at 10:45 am tomorrow

Reliable sources told ANI, "The Asia Pacific, Make in India, technology transfer, deepening of defence and strategic ties are the key agenda items on the table." Rajnath and Austin are likely to issue a joint media statement after the meeting.

Sections of US media are reporting that Austin may raise the issue of S-400 air defence missile systems from Russia, however, it is learnt that it is not part of the formal agenda

The US defence secretary who arrives this evening will be meeting Security Advisor Ajit Doval. During his three-day visit, the American Defence Secretary is also expected to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

He is expected to meet the External Affairs Minister in the second half on Saturday. .

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, March 19 2021. 10:10 IST
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