Minister of External Affairs Smt Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defence Smt Nirmala Sitharaman welcomed Secretary of State Mr. Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mr. James N. Mattis, here today for the inaugural India-US Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue.
We have just concluded a most productive, positive and purposeful meeting.
“Mission-Based Deployment: We now have a constant presence of a ship deployed in Andaman Sea and mouth of Malacca Straits. We have ships on deployment in the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, the North Arabian Sea, the North Bay of Bengal, and the strategically important Straits of Lombok.”
'It's the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which are the real power sectors and government is ready to support and ease the complexities in the defence procedures', said the Defence Minister, during the joint seminar on 'Opportunities for MSMEs in Defence Sector', organized by FISME in association with SP Guide Publications.