Fate of India-US two-plus-two dialogue hangs in balance

By: PTI | Washington |
Published: March 14, 2018 2:03 pm

Before leaving for Africa, Tillerson had issued specific direction on the two-plus-two dialogue, which for all practical purposes was scheduled for around mid-April (18 and 19) in Washington DC. However, a formal announcement has not yet been made.

The India-US two-plus-two dialogue could be among the first major bilateral engagements of Mike Pompeo as the Secretary of State next month, if the CIA Director is confirmed as America’s top diplomat by the Senate in next few weeks.

The launch of the dialogue was announced last summer when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a successful meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House.

The dialogue involves External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and their American…

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