Explore the potential for a stronger India-US partnership, with a focus on defense, through the 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi. Experts highlight the importance of reaffirming their commitment in an evolving global landscape.

The 2+2 ministerial dialogue taking place in New Delhi this week between India and the United States holds the potential to strengthen their already robust partnership, especially in the field of defense, as stated by an expert.

Against the backdrop of a complex and constantly changing global landscape, this dialogue is poised to serve as a platform for reaffirming the unwavering commitment of both nations to their global partnership and their shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Farwa Aamer, the Director of South Asia Initiatives at the Asia Society Policy Institute, expressed these sentiments.

The upcoming fifth installment of the US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue will convene top officials from both countries in India this week. This meeting is expected to build upon the substantial progress made in their partnership, particularly in the domain of defense cooperation, according to Farwa Aamer.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are scheduled to visit New Delhi for this '2+2' meeting, where they will engage with India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.

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