Honolulu (US): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has visited the headquarters of the United States Indo-Pacific Command and held wide-ranging interactions with its leadership to advance India-US defence collaboration across all domains and reaffirmed the commitment to work together for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, amidst China’s aggressive actions in the region.
USINDOPACOM is a unified combatant command of the United States Armed Forces responsible for the key Indo-Pacific region. The USINDOPACOM and Indian military have wide-ranging engagements, including a number of military exercises, training events and exchanges.
Adm John Aquilino, Commander USINDOPACOM, received Singh with Honour Ceremony on his visit to the Command’s headquarters in Hawaii, the Defence Ministry tweeted on Thursday.
Singh expressed satisfaction at the significant progress in the India-US defence partnership, it said.
“Wide-ranging interactions with INDOPACOM leadership were held to advance India-US defense collaboration across all domains,” the ministry said, adding, “The commitment to working together for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and beyond was reaffirmed.”
Earlier, Singh visited various training sites of the US Army, Pacific (the Army Service Component Command to INDOPACOM) located around the island of Oahu.
“The Military to Military relationship between India and the United States has been strengthened in recent years,” Singh tweeted, sharing photographs of his visit.