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Nirmala Sitharam arrives in Hawaii for meeting with INDO-PACOM Commander

ANI  |  Honolulu [Hawaii] 

India's of Defence arrived in for the second leg of her official visit to the of America (USA), where she is scheduled to hold meetings with the of the Command (INDO-PACOM),

She is currently on an official six-day visit to the USA from December 2 to December 7 at the invitation of the US She met Mattis at the on December 3, before which she was accorded the Armed Forces Enhanced Honours Cordon welcome.

Discussions were held on the growing partnership between and US in the defence sphere during their meeting, according to an official press release. She was also hosted by Mattis for a dinner on December 3.

"Views were also exchanged on a broad range of bilateral and international issues of mutual interest. The Ministers reviewed ongoing initiatives to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation, as a key pillar of the strategic partnership between and USA," the official statement further mentioned.

is the headquarters of the (PACOM) which was recently renamed as INDO- Sitharaman will visit the Joint Base Pearl Harbour Hickam in the coming days, where she is scheduled to board a US Guided Missile Destroyer and will be briefed on INDO-activities, apart from meeting Davidson.

She is accompanied by during her official trip.

"Such an honor to accompany @NSitharaman on her official visit to the US. Excellent meetings with #SecDef Mattis at the #& at the @DIU_x in # Great to be strengthening #USIndiaDefense partnership," Juster tweeted on December 6 (IST).

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 20:55 IST