From left: Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the US, with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar from India. Photo: AFP
From left: Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the US, with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar from India. Photo: AFP
India

China looms over high-level talks as US, India sign defence pact

  • The agreement will allow Washington and New Delhi to share satellite data for use in attacks and better surveillance against adversaries
  • US state secretary Pompeo and defence secretary Esper took a harder line on China than India’s external affairs minister Jaishankar and defence minister Singh

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From left: Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the US, with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar from India. Photo: AFP
From left: Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the US, with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar from India. Photo: AFP
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