Last Updated : Jul 22 2019 7:32AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Mortal remains of Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit cremated with full state honours            Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 mission begins at Sriharikotta space centre            Uttar Pradesh CM meets affected families of Sonbhadra shooting            Indian Cricket Team for West Indies tour announced            P V Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final           

National News

Sep 04, 2018
4:42PM

US-India 2 plus 2 dialogue to take place on Thursday

Reuters
Issues like enhancing trade, ways to counter terrorism and India's concerns over the Trump administration's decision to make changes in the H1B visa programme are expected to figure in 2 plus 2 dialogue between India and the US. 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence James Mattis in New Delhi for the 2 plus 2 dialogue on Thursday. 

Sources said, US sanctions on the import of Iranian crude oil and boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region will also be the focus of the talks. 

India will try to get Secretary Pompeo's view about the new government in Pakistan. Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford will also be part of the US delegation. 

Sushma Swaraj will have a separate bilateral meeting with Mike Pompeo while Nirmala Sitharaman will have a one-on-one meeting with James Mattis on Thursday morning before the delegation-level two-plus-two talks. 

Mr Pompeo and Mr Mattis will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the visit. Boosting defence and security cooperation will also be a priority. 

On US sanctions on the import of Iranian oil, the sources said India will explain to the US its position on the issue, including how the import has been crucial for India's energy security. 

Both sides will discuss the long-pending Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement, COMCASA. It will help India obtain critical and encrypted defence technologies for Indian defence platforms from the US.
 

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 21 (Jul) Midday News 21 (Jul) News at Nine 21 (Jul) Hourly 22 (Jul) (0605hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 21 (Jul) दोपहर समाचार 21 (Jul) समाचार संध्या 21 (Jul) प्रति घंटा समाचार 22 (Jul) (0600hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 21 (Jul) Khabrein(Day) 21 (Jul) Khabrein(Eve) 21 (Jul)
Aaj Savere 21 (Jul) Parikrama 21 (Jul) Lok Ruchi Samachar 21 (Jul)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 21 (Jul) Samayki 21 (Jul) Sports Scan 21 (Jul) Spotlight/News Analysis 21 (Jul) Samachar Darshan 21 (Jul) Radio Newsreel 20 (Jul)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 18 (Jul) Surkhiyon Mein 18 (Jul) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 17 (Jul) Vaad-Samvaad 16 (Jul) Money Talk 16 (Jul) Current Affairs 19 (Jul)