NEW DELHI –
Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, visited India on an overseas trip March 1-4, 2023, where he met with senior military and government leaders and participated in the Raisina Dialogue.
During his visit, Aquilino met with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane, and Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Anil Chauhan, reaffirming the U.S.-India strategic partnership, noting that military cooperation between the two nations is at an all-time high.
Aquilino also participated in Raisina Dialogue panel "The Future of Conflict: Lessons from the Third Decade," alongside Adm. R. Hari Kumar, Chief of Naval Staff, India, Gen. Kōji Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Adm. Sir Ben Key, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, United Kingdom, and Vice Adm. Angus Topshee, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy.
The yearly gathering is India’s leading conference on geopolitics, security, and economics and brings together leaders from the military, industry, politics and other fields.
Aquilino underscored the human dimension of advancements in technology, and the shared commitments by Allies and partners to a resilient, rules-based international order that safeguards sovereignty and territorial integrity, upholds democratic values, and promotes a free and open Indo-Pacific for all.