December 2, 2022
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Rajnath Singh meets with executives from Boeing and Raytheon, two of the world’s largest aerospace companies

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met with senior executives from Boeing and Raytheon, two American aerospace and defence companies, and asked them to take advantage of policy initiatives in India to move from ‘Make in India’ to ‘Make for the World.’

Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Washington on Sunday for the first India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue under the Biden administration, which will take place on Monday.”After arriving in Washington, DC, Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh met with Boeing and Raytheon, two major US aerospace and defence companies. On Monday, the Defence Ministry tweeted, “He exhorted companies to take advantage of policy initiatives in India to steadily march from ‘Make in India’ to ‘Make for the World.”

On Monday, Jaishankar and Singh will be hosted by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for the 2+2 ministerial. The 2+2 ministerial, which will take place in the midst of the Ukrainian crisis, reflects the importance the two governments place on their bilateral strategic relationship.

President Biden, in fact, has signalled that the 2+2 ministerial will be elevated by holding a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the White House on Monday.

On Monday afternoon, the 2+2 ministerial, along with the respective delegations, will meet at the State Department.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday, the 2+2 Dialogue will allow both sides to conduct a comprehensive review of cross-cutting issues in the India-US bilateral agenda related to foreign policy, defence, and security, with the goal of providing strategic guidance and vision for further consolidating the relationship.

According to the State Department, the 2+2 Ministerial is an important opportunity to advance our shared goals across the US-India Strategic Partnership. On the importance of the meeting, it was also stated that it is an opportunity to highlight the growing Major Defense Partnership between the United States and India.

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