INTERNATIONAL

Pompeo In India

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and U.S. Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis took part in the '2+2 dialogue' with their Indian counterparts Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.

Pompeo, in his opening remarks, said the two countries should work together to ensure freedom of the seas, skies, promote market based economics and prevent external economic coercion.

The two countries have drawn closer in recent years, catering to the problem they are facing regarding China's spreading influence across asia, notably in Pakistan.