Defence, Foreign Secretaries of India and Australia hold 2+2 secretarial talks

The third India-Australia Secretary-level 2+2 Dialogue was held in New Delhi on Monday. The Indian delegation was led by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, while the Australian side was led by Defence Secretary Greg Moriarty and Foreign Secretary Frances Adamson.

During the dialogue, issues related to bilateral defence engagements, areas to enhance cooperation in the field of defence industry and defence technology as well as the prevailing regional security concerns were discussed, the statement said.

Defence Secretary conveyed his satisfaction on the ongoing defence engagements between the two Armed Forces and conveyed the commitment of the Ministry of Defence to further enhance the defence cooperation engagements, both in scope and complexity, it said.

Before the 2+2 dialogue, both the Defence Secretaries held a bilateral meeting, it added.