US Defence Secy Ashton Carter calls on PM Modi

Carter is on an official visit to India at the invitation of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 9, 2016 5:42 pm
New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar shakes hand with US Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter before their meeting at South Block in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan(PTI12_8_2016_000220A) New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar shakes hand with US Secretary of Defence Ashton B. Carter before their meeting at South Block in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him on the progress made in taking forward decisions and understandings reached between the two countries in June this year. The two also exchanged views on regional issues and the developments in the Asia Pacific region, a PMO statement said.

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During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi appreciated the contribution made by Secretary Carter in strengthening the defence cooperation between India and the United States. The Prime Minister also recalled his successful visit to the United States in June this year. He reaffirmed India’s commitment to a robust and strong bilateral strategic partnership with the US, the statement said.

Carter is on an official visit to India at the invitation of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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