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Raytheon & Boeing To Begin Manufacturing In India On The Request Of Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister of India arrived in Washington DC, USA recently as a part of his 5-day tour of the country. During this time, he participated in the 4th India-US 2-2 Ministerial Dialogue. According to reports, the US and India held the 2-2 Ministerial Dialogue and the Indian side of the dialogue was led by Rajnath Singh and S. Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister of India. 

During the trip, the Defence Minister met with defence majors and US aerospace giants, Raytheon and Boeing, exhorting them to start manufacturing in India and make the most of the various policy initiatives in the country that are aimed at “Make for World” and “Make in India.” 

As per the tweet from the Office of the Defence Ministry: “Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh met with the U.S. aerospace & defense majors Boeing and Raytheon after reaching Washington DC. He exhorted the companies to take advantage of policy initiatives in India to steadily march from ‘Make in India’ towards ‘Make for the World,” 

After the India-US 2-2 Ministerial Dialogue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended a virtual meeting with the President of the US, Joe Biden. Moreover, the Defence Minister then travelled to Hawaii to the US headquarters of  the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) as a part of his US trip. 

It is noteworthy that the INDOPACOM is the largest and the oldest US combatant command, responsible for the Indo-Pacific American military activities. This region has lately been witnessing an ever-growing muscle-flexing of the Chinese military. Admiral John Aquilino, the Commander of the INDOPACOM visited India in August 2021. During this trip, he held countless talks with the country’s top military brass on improving their bilateral military cooperation. 

The Spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, shared that the current situation in Ukraine was discussed in the fourth edition of the Indo-US 2-2 dialogue. It is no secret that this dialogue is a step in the right direction as it will allow both the countries to undertake an all-inclusive review of some cross-cutting problems in the bilateral agenda of India and the US as regards to the foreign policy, security, and defence with the aim of offering a vision and strategic guidance to further strengthen the relationship between both countries. 

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