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This Week, India-US 2+2 Intersessional Dialogue And Maritime Security Dialogue Will Take Place

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  • The delegation will meet with senior Indian officials to talk about how the United States and India can work together more to support a free, open, connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure Indo-Pacific region where human rights are respected.

Ely Ratner, who is the US assistant defence secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs, will go to India to take part in the sixth US-India 2+2 Intersessional Dialogue and the Maritime Security Dialogue.

The India-US 2+2 meeting is set for September 7, and the Maritime Security Dialogue is set for September 8 in Delhi.

Assistant Secretary Ratner will meet with his Indian counterparts, co-chair the sixth US-India 2+2 Intersessional Dialogue, and hold the Maritime Security Dialogue.

The meeting will also include Donald Lu, who is the assistant secretary of state for south and central Asian affairs. They will be joined by Terry Emmert, the Principal Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Mission Capabilities, Michael Vaccaro, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy, Rear Admiral Tom Moninger of the Office of Naval Operations, and other people from the United States Indo-Pacific Command.

Before the 2+2 Ministerial Summit in 2023, the US Department of Defense website said that these talks will “progress an ambitious set of initiatives across” the India-US defence partnership.

It also said that the meeting will make it easier for the navies to share information and work together on logistics, technology, and high-level issues.

The US Department of Defense said in a press release that “Assistant Secretary Ratner’s trip reaffirms the Department’s deep commitment to working in lockstep with like-minded partners to advance our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

Then Ratner will go to Vietnam. “Assistant Secretary Ratner will go to Hanoi to lead the US-Vietnam Defense Policy Dialogue at a time when the US is taking important steps to broaden and deepen its partnership with Vietnam,” the release said.

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