To take bilateral defense ties to new heights, the US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Indian National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval will meet March 24 during the Doval’s visit to the US. Pentagon Spokesman Capt Jeff Davis informed about this development during an off-camera news conference.
Jeff Davis also claimed that India is a very strong security partner of the US and a strategic force in the Asian region. The Mattis-Doval meeting later this week would be one of the highest-level meetings between the two countries after the Trump Administration came to power on January 20.
NSA Doval will also meet his American counterpart Lt Gen H R McMaster at the White House, the first between the two national security advisors.
Davis also said that the meeting is scheduled on the sidelines of the international meeting of anti-ISIS Coalition being hosted by the US State Department. Early in March, the Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met McMaster at the White House.