Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout:
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.
Austin III spoke with Indian Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh today.
During the call, Secretary Austin emphasized the Department’s commitment to the U.S.-India Major Defense Partnership, observing that it is built upon shared values and a common interest in ensuring the Indo-Pacific region remains free and open.
Secretary Austin noted the great strides made in the U.S.-India defense relationship, and he pledged to work collaboratively with the Defence Minster to sustain progress.