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India-US Military Cooperation Group holds meeting in Hawaii

Source : Asian News International (ANI)

India-US Military Cooperation Group holds meeting in Hawaii

India-US Military Cooperation Group holds meeting in Hawaii

Hawaii [US]: The 20th edition of the India-US Military Cooperation Group (MCG) meeting was held on August 30-31 in Hawaii, US, with the discussions focusing on defence cooperation mechanisms between the two nations, the Defence Officials said.

The meeting was co-chaired from the Indian side by Lt Gen Johnson P. Mathew and Lt Gen Stephen D. Skelenka, Deputy Commander of American Indo-Pacific Command.

The discussions focused on new initiatives under the ambit of existing bilateral defence cooperation mechanisms & strengthening the ongoing India-US defence engagements, the Defence officials added.

β€œThe senior leaders discussed opportunities for continued integration to strengthen interoperability and #Readiness to maintain peace and stability in the #FreeAndOpenIndoPacific,” the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command posted on X (formerly known as Twitter).

According to the official readout of the 20th U.S.-India Military Cooperation Group the 20th MCG aimed at further strengthening military-to-military cooperation between India and the US in the Indo-Pacific Region and beyond.

β€œThis year’s engagement included senior leadership from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) to facilitate holistic discussion about the Indian Ocean region,” the readout said.

β€œThe U.S. and Indiaβ€”amongst the oldest democracies and the largest democracy respectively in the worldβ€”face many of the same challenges in the region; the MCG forum has once again facilitated rich, strategic discussion about how to address those issues,” said Sklenka.

β€œThe pace and trajectory of this strategic partnership is remarkable and buttressed by our shared values, trust and mutual respect for the rule of law.” (ANI)



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