India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, far left, India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, far right. Photo: AFP
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, far left, India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, far right. Photo: AFP
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After landmark talks, US and India signal Ukraine war divide won’t derail mutual ‘China challenge’ focus

  • Despite contrasting stances over Ukraine, Washington supports New Delhi as a defence industry leader and net provider of security in the Indo-Pacific
  • The two countries pledged to reinforce ties amid ongoing challenges from China, and to cooperate further in defence, cyberspace, space and maritime security

India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, far left, India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, far right. Photo: AFP
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, far left, India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, far right. Photo: AFP
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