Foreign media:US-India”2+2″ talks want to conspire against China
Reference News Network reported on October 23According to India’s Zee News website reported on October 22, India announced on Wednesday , The third India-US”2+2″ Ministerial Dialogue will be held in New Delhi on October 27. The US Secretary of State Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Esper will visit India from the 26th to the 27th and participate in a dialogue meeting. On the Indian side, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister Jaishan Sui will lead a delegation to the meeting.
Reported that the first two India-US”2+2″ conferences were held in New Delhi in 2018 and Washington in 2019. The agenda of the third dialogue meeting will cover all bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual concern.
Pompeo said:”In particular, I look forward to participating in the ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue with our Indian friends with Minister Esper… The content of the talks will also include discussions on how a free country should deal with the composition of China. Threats.”
Reported that India and the United States are intensifying contacts. Both India and the United States are members of the”Group of Four”, which also includes Australia and Japan.
According to reports, in the context of continuing conflict with China, India is seeking to establish close relations with the United States. It is expected that the two parties will sign the”Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement” on geospatial cooperation during the meeting. This agreement is the third basic agreement to be signed by India and the United States after the”Memorandum of Logistics Exchange Agreement” and”Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement” signed in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
According to the US “Wall Street Journal” website reported on October 21, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will visit New Delhi next week to consolidate US-India strategic and military relations and jointly confront China.
It is reported that on the 26th and 27th, Pompeo and Esper will meet the heads of the Indian foreign and defense departments in New Delhi. This is part of the”2+2″ dialogue between the two countries. The dialogue is expected It will involve a wide range of content from military exercises to Asian diplomatic operations.
The Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday:“The agenda of the third dialogue will cover all bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.”
In addition, according to the Hindustan Times The website reported on October 21 that people familiar with the matter said that at the third India-U.S.”2+2″ ministerial meeting next week, India and the U.S. will consolidate the military relations between the two countries and move towards the institutionalization of intelligence sharing. And expand the joint exercise of the three services to drones, space and underwater platforms.
Reported that the two sides are expected to sign a geospatial military base agreement called the”Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement”, which indicates that India will purchase armed drones from the United States, such as MQ for targeted strikes. -9B UAV.
The report pointed out that the two sides are likely to reach an agreement to achieve institutionalized cooperation between the defense intelligence agencies of the two countries. India and the United States have shared real-time intelligence through the”Communication Compatibility and Security Protocol.” But the new agreement will allow the two allies to share important intelligence of the three services, including all defense issues from the South China Sea to Ladakh.