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The visit marks the first of the Secretary of Defense after taking charge as part of the Biden-Harris administration. This could indicate the continued support for deepening the relationship with India even under the new Presidentship.
The deepening of the defence co-operation between the two countries could help realise the full potential of the foundational agreements for mutual benefit.
Austin’s visit is also crucial as it comes in the midst of expectations that the U.S. is likely to deliver a message over India’s plans to acquire the Russian S-400 missile defence system. The move could attract U.S. sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.