Trust between government and industry increased following scrapping of retrospective taxation: Rajnath Singh
Singh listed a range of measures initiated by the NDA government to boost economic growth and said the global investors are now receiving "red carpet" welcome in India instead of "red-tapism".
On the question of China calling the Quad an “Asian NATO,” Jaishankar said China should not misrepresent reality.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held the in-person talks with their Australian counterparts Marise Payne and Peter Dutton.
The foreign and defence ministerial talks are taking place amid renewed efforts by the Quad member countries to expand cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
Talks took place a day ahead of the maiden ‘two-plus-two’ dialogue between the foreign and defence ministers of the countries.
Rise of Taliban raises serious security concerns for India, region: Rajnath at talks with Australian counterpart
The resolution demanded that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter and train terrorists and plan or finance terrorist attacks.
Expanding strategic ties will be the focus of the talks between the two defence ministers, said an official shortly before the meeting.
Both ministers will hold a '2+2' ministerial dialogue with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.
Developed jointly by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with the Indian industry, the MRSAM (IAF) is an advanced network-centric combat Air Defence System.
The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in mid-August, ousting the previous elected leadership which was backed by the West.
The ELF is on NH-925 at the Gandhav Bhakasar section, south of Barmer in Rajasthan, and will be used for aircraft operations during emergencies on the Western borders with Pakistan
The National Highways Authority of India has developed a 3-km section of Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925A as an Emergency Landing Facility for the Indian Air Force.
The defence ministry said the delegated financial powers of vice chiefs of the services have been increased by 10 percent subject to an overall ceiling of Rs 500 crore.
A senior government functionary said New Delhi’s immediate focus is to ensure that Afghan soil is not used for terror activities against India and evacuations.
The two ministers will be inaugurating the 3.5 km-long strip on the national highway in Barmer this week as it is ready to handle emergency landings of the IAF's fighter jets and other aircraft.