On Tuesday, US secretary of defense Mark Esper said India and the United States will hold the third 2+2 ministerial meeting in New Delhi next week. Along with Mark Esper, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo will be visiting for the ministerial meeting. Their trip will be a day-long in-person meeting with their Indian counterparts Rajnath Singh and S Jaishankar on October 27. Esper said the meeting is important in the wake of the tensions with China. Esper said that India is the world’s largest democracy and a very capable country with very talented people.