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U.S. Defense Secretary Pledges Military Cooperation with India to Counter China

HeadlineJun 06, 2023

U.S. lawmakers have invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of Congress later this month. The invitation came as U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi, pressing cooperation with India in the face of growing military tensions between the U.S. and China.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin: “Today, the U.S.-India partnership is a cornerstone of a free and open Indo-Pacific, and our deepening bonds show how technological innovation and growing military cooperation between two great powers can be a force for global good.”

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