Indian, Australian PMs have met five times this year, showing importance of relationship: Jaishankar
The 2+2 meeting was attended by Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh from the Indian side and Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Deputy PM and Defence Minister Richard Marles from Australia.
Interestingly, this would be the third meeting on the 2+2 pattern with different countries to be held in India in just over a month.
The defence ministry said a number of strategic, defence and technology issues are expected to be discussed at the '2+2' dialogue and the bilateral meeting between Singh and Austin.
The '2+2' dialogue will enable a high-level review of progress being made in cross-cutting aspects of defence and security cooperation.
Both sides expressed satisfaction at the high-level political exchanges which have provided guidance and momentum to the multifaceted ties.