US, India seek to deepen defence ties and sign security accord

The United States and India began talks in New Delhi to deepen political and security ties on Thursday, with officials hoping for an accord on military communications that could lead to increased US arms sales to the South Asian giant.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a two-plus-two setting.
The world’s two largest democracies have drawn closer in recent years,…