Army Chief Gen MM Naravane and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari met with Commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino on Thursday to discuss the situation in the Indo-Pacific and the Ukraine issue.
Admiral Aquilino was in India for the Raisina Dialogue, the country’s largest foreign policy and geoeconomics gathering.
He met with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar on Wednesday.
According to the Army, Gen Naravane and Admiral Aquilino talked about methods to strengthen mutual defence ties.
“Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John C Aquilino
General MM Naravane, #COAS, was visited by @INDOPACOM, who discussed measures to improve bilateral defence cooperation “It sent out a tweet.
Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari and the visiting American commander discussed a wide range of matters, including collaborative training and exercises, according to the Indian Air Force.
“Today, Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, paid a visit to Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari #CAS. During the meeting, a wide range of matters of mutual interest were covered, including combined training and exercises “The IAF sent out a tweet.
Officials said Admiral Aquilino discussed security problems in the Indo-Pacific and the ramifications of the Ukraine crisis for regional security with Gen Naravane and Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari.
The US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) is the country’s oldest and largest combatant command, in charge of all US military operations in the Indo-Pacific.
Earlier this month, Defence Minister Singh paid a visit to the INDOPACOM headquarters in Hawaii.