Senior American Defense Staffers Visit Indian Counterparts

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David L. Goldfein visited India in the first week of February. General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander, Pacific Air Forces, and Heidi Grant, deputy under secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, also traveled to India with General Goldfein.

 The U.S. team met with Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Defense Secretary Sanjay Mitra. Their discussions focused on ways to strengthen the strategic military-to-military partnership with India.  

“During these meetings, GenerakGoldfein emphasized the U.S. Air Force’s commitment to strengthening its relationship with the Indian Armed Forces and discussed ways that the U.S. and India can deepen the relationship between their two air forces through bilateral engagements, exchanges and exercises,” the U.S. Embassy in Delhi said.

India is a leading power and strategic partner in the Indo-Pacific region. From our presidents, to our defense secretary, to our air force chiefs, we’re working together and looking for opportunities to enhance the inter- operability of our two forces as major defense partners in the Indo-Pacific region,” Goldfein said.

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