Rajnath, US defense secretary discuss Afghanistan situation

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to his US counterpart, Lloyd Austin, on Monday over the phone on the situation in Afghanistan – continuing a series of talks that New Delhi has held with several nations since Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 15.

Soon after the conversation, Singh tweeted that he had a “warm telephone conversation” with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. “We discussed issues pertaining to bilateral defence cooperation & regional matters, including situation in Afghanistan. We agreed to continue the useful dialogue & look forward to strengthening the partnership further.”The Defence Ministry said in a statement that Austin had made the call to Singh on Monday evening.

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