US Defence Secretary Nominee Says Will "Solidify" Strategic Partnership With India
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:10 PM
US Defence Secretary nominee Mark T Esper has told lawmakers that he wants to solidify the enduring strategic partnership with India supported by strong defence cooperation with the Indian military. Mr Esper said the Trump administration would continue to bolster the overall defence relationship through senior-level engagement such as the 2+2 ministerial dialogue. If confirmed, Mark Esper would succeed former Defence Secretary Jim Mattis.