At the level of Foreign and Defense Ministers, India and Australia held two more talks on Saturday to discuss the overall strategic relationship and geopolitical situation. Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held discussions with their counterparts Marise Payne and Peyton Dutton.
Jaishankar said the discussions at the individual level have been more fruitful. The talks took place just as the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, and two more dialogues are taking place between the two countries. We are meeting at a very important time. The Foreign Minister said that India has maintained two more dialogues with very few countries. The developments in Afghanistan are important and discussed in both countries.
Rajnath Singh held talks with his US counterpart Dutton on Friday. Afghanistan was also an issue.