Defense Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Mahatma

Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at his statue in Hawaii.

Honolulu, United States of America: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the statue in Hawaii.

Mr Singh is in the air capital for a brief visit to the headquarters of the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), the unified combatant command of the US Armed Forces responsible for the major Indo-Pacific region. He arrived in Honolulu from Washington on Wednesday.

Sharing a picture, Rajnath Singh tweeted on Thursday, “Paying tributes to revered Bapu at his statue in Honolulu, Hawaii.”

There is extensive engagement between USINDOPACOM and the Indian Army, which includes numerous military exercises, training programs and exchanges.

Rajnath Singh arrived in the US on Sunday to attend the India-US ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue in Washington on Monday with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar – the first under the Biden administration.

The US side at the talks was represented by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

Ahead of the 2+2 talks, Rajnath Singh held a bilateral meeting with Secretary Austin and reviewed the entire gamut of India-US defense ties and agreed to take the military-to-military relationship forward.

Mr Singh and Mr Jaishankar also participated in a virtual meeting between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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