Blinken, Austin to discuss Indo-Pacific with Indian counterparts in November

(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will meet with their Indian counterparts later this month in New Delhi to discuss “concerns and developments in the Indo-Pacific”, the State Department said on Wednesday.

The meeting with India’s foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and the country’s defense minister Rajnath Singh comes amid tensions between the United States and China in the Indo-Pacific region.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas and Eric Beech)