The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, and the United States secretary of defence, Lloyd Austin, held a bilateral meeting in New Delhi, on Monday. The meeting was aimed at to further enhance the ties between two countries.
From Indian side, the chief of defence staff, General Anil Chauhan; the defence secretary, Giridhar Aramane; and the secretary of defence department R&D and chairman of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Dr Samir V Kamat, also participated in the meeting.
Earlier in the day, the visiting US official was received by his Indian counterpart at Manekshaw centre in Delhi.
Upon his arrival, Austin inspected the triservices guard of honour before his bilateral meeting with Singh.