Indian defence chief in US for Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue
Chief of the Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan will be in the United States to participate in the Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue being held in California.
In his maiden tour outside the country, Gen Anil Chauhan started his four-day visit to the US on May 13. This is the first time after taking over as the CDS in October that General Anil Chauhan is visiting any friendly foreign country. Senior military commanders from Quad member countries will meet in Sunnylands in California to attend a high-profile meeting on Indo-Pacific Security.
CDS Chauhan will attend a conference on the Indo-Pacific region and interact with top military officers from global military powers such as the US, Japan, Australia and the UK.
The countries participating in the event are from the AUKUS and the Quad groupings but sources clarified that the gathering is not part of any such groupings.
This clearly indicates that the grouping is now taking security cooperation to the next level before the Quad Summit in Sydney on May 24.
Quad Malabar naval exercises are scheduled off the coast of Sydney in August this year and the apex meeting of military commanders of this grouping next week is seen as both a game-changer.