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U.S. to hold '2-plus-2' talks with India, targeting Russia ties

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar meet before a Quad gathering in Australia during February.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and India are looking to hold a "two-plus-two" meeting of diplomatic and defense chiefs for early April, Nikkei has learned, as Washington aims to bolster defense ties with New Delhi while chipping away at its close relationship with Russia.

This would be the first such meeting under President Joe Biden's administration. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will meet with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.

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