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US, India to discuss ‘big and strategic’ items during first 2+2 Dialogue: Pompeo 

Mike Pompeo

By: Keerthi Mohan

The primary focus of the maiden 2+2 dialogue between India and the US is not about India’s plans to buy a Russian missile defence system and oil from Iran, according to US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Pompeo and Defence secretary Jim Mattis are headed to India for the talks with their Indian counterparts, External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “They are (missile system purchase from Russia and oil from Iran) part of the conversation. They are part of the relationship. They will certainly come up, but I don’t think they will be the primary focus…

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