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US Defence Secretary calls on PM Modi, conveys his country's strong desire to boost strategic ties

March 19, 2021 9:32 pm

India is the third stop of Austin's three-nation overseas tour, and the visit is seen as a strong commitment of the Joe Biden administration to its close allies and partners in the region.

Trump loyalists get top Pentagon jobs after Esper firing

November 11, 2020 6:03 pm

The abrupt changes sent reverberations through the Pentagon as nervous civilian and military personnel waited for the next shoe to drop. And they fuelled worries of a wider effort to drum out anyone considered not loyal enough to Trump.

Ashton Carter to be Obama's likely pick for new US Defence Secy

December 03, 2014 11:41 am

Carter emerged as the top candidate after leading contenders pulled their names from consideration.

US warns China over actions in Asia: ‘won’t look other way’

June 01, 2014 1:27 am

After Hagel outburst, China slams US ‘hegemonism, threat and intimidation’

Last Night World: US secures air base in Romania,begins pull out from Kyrgyzstan

October 20, 2013 4:28 am

The US will use a Romanian air base on the Black Sea as a transit point for its troops leaving Afghanistan.

US shutdown drags on,Pentagon staff to return to work

October 06, 2013 6:07 pm

House of Representatives approved a bill to pay federal workers once the shutdown ends.

Suicide bomb hits Kabul during US defense chief Chuck Hagel's visit,18 killed

March 09, 2013 10:57 am

Hagel was in a meeting at a coalition facility in Kabul and defense officials say he is in a safe location.

Chuck Hagel's remarks against India bizarre and outlandish: BJP

February 27, 2013 12:01 pm

New US Defence Secretary has said India financed problems for Pakistan in Afghanistan.

Chuck Hagel sworn-in as new US Defence Secretary

February 27, 2013 9:45 am

Welcoming confirmation,President Obama said Hagel is the kind of Defence Secretary America needs.

US Defence Secretary Panetta to visit India in early June

May 23, 2012 11:24 am

India trip,first to the country in his capacity as Defence Secy,is part of his week-long Asia trip.


US Defence Secy meets Rajnath, says India 'central pillar' in US approach in Indo-Pacific

March 20, 2021 6:17 pm

Austin arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit as part of his three-nation first overseas tour that signalled the Biden administration's strong commitment to its relations with its close allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.