January 26, 2023
India, Nato to hold strategic talks; focus on regional security, China
New Delhi is set to host a rare strategic dialogue with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) focused on regional security issues in a development with potential global ramifications.
The dialogue is expected to be held in early March, said people aware of the matter.
Senior officials from Nato, including from its policy planning division, and officials from India’s ministries of defence and external affairs are expected to participate.
The dialogue will likely focus on a range of themes, including the possibility of a stronger partnership between India and Nato focused on geopolitical challenges in the Indo-Pacific.
Media reports had earlier indicated that India and Nato held a political dialogue in 2019 aimed at expanding cooperation.
The same reports, never denied, indicated that the discussion had centred around China, the evolving situation in Afghanistan and terrorism.