Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday (12 April) reached Hawaii for a visit to the headquarters of United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM).
On his arrival from Washington DC, Rajnath Singh was received by US INDOPACOM Commander Admiral John Aquilino.
The USINDOPACOM and Indian military have wide-ranging engagements, including a number of military exercises, training events and exchanges.
Singh, who is on four-day US visit, will visit the USINDOPACOM headquarters, Pacific Fleet and the training facilities in Hawaii on 13 April 2022, before returning to India.
He is also expected to lay wreath at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and visit Headquarters of US Army Pacific and Pacific Air Forces, during his brief stay in Hawaii, a Defence Ministry release said on Wednesday (13 April).
Earlier during his visit to Washington DC on 11 April, Singh along with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was part of the virtual meeting held by US President Joe Biden with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin also participated in the meeting.
After the Modi-Biden virtual meet, Rajnath Singh held a bilateral meeting with US Defence Secretary Austin.
Later in the day, Singh and Jaishankar co-chaired the fourth India-US Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue with their US counterparts.
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