The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) transits the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall)

Indo-Pacific Region in Focus at India-U.S. Maritime Talks

India and the U.S. on Wednesday held their third maritime security dialogue focussing on cooperation and developments in the Indo-Pacific region, a statement from the Indian foreign ministry said.

The Indian delegation was led by Pankaj Sharma, joint secretary (disarmament) and Munu Mahawar, joint secretary (Americas division) in the foreign ministry besides Richa Misra, joint secretary (navy), ministry of defence.

From the U.S. side, David Helvey, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs and Daniel Rosenblum, deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, headed the delegation to the talks.

“During the dialogue, the two sides discussed developments in the maritime domain in the Indo-Pacific Region and exchanged views on ways to further strengthen bilateral maritime security cooperation,” the Indian statement said.

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