US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin are visiting India
India and the US will carry out an exhaustive review of their growing strategic ties at the 2+2 Dialogue of their defence and foreign ministers in New Delhi on November 10, 2023.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin are visiting India for the Fifth India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. India will be represented by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
The 2+2 will enable a high-level review of progress being made in cross-cutting aspects of defence and security cooperation, technology value chain collaborations and people-to-people ties, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday (November 8, 2023).
The 2+2 is significant as it will give both sides the opportunity to take forward the futuristic roadmap for the India-US partnership as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joseph Biden, in their discussions in June and September this year.
"Both sides will also take stock of contemporary regional issues and exchange views about shared priorities for augmenting cooperation in multilateral platforms, and through frameworks such as Quad," the MEA said. 
Defence Minister Singh and EAM Jaishankar are also scheduled to have bilateral meetings with their respective US counterparts, which will mark a continuity of Ministerial Dialogue and reaffirm the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic partnership, the MEA added.
The 4th India-US 2+2 dialogue was held in Washington DC on April 11, 2022, with EAM Jaishankar pointing out that the India-US collaboration had grown well beyond its bilateral scope and now had a visible impact on global issues as well. “Strategic partnerships like those between India and the United States are built through shared interests, common values and constant nurturing," he said after the meeting.
Earlier this year, meeting in Washington DC on June 23, 2023, Prime Minister Modi and President Biden had expressed their determination to further deepen the multifaceted Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between India and the US for the benefit of their peoples and the global community.
Later, meeting in New Delhi on September 8, 2023 on the eve of the G20 Summit, the two leaders welcomed the sustained momentum in bilateral cooperation, including in the areas of defence, trade, investment, education, health, research, innovation, culture and people-to-people ties.