US Defense Secy to hold talks with PM Modi, Sitharaman during India visit

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is set to visit India and hold talks with Prime Minister

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is set to visit India and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman to reaffirm that Washington considers New Delhi a valued and influential ally. This is the first cabinet-level official’s visit to India under the Trump administration.”The secretary will emphasise that the United States views India as a valued and influential partner, with broad mutual interests extending well beyond South Asia,” the Pentagon said in a statement yesterday.

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