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US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter calls on PM Modi

Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama met in the White House.

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting at the Blair House in Washington, on Tuesday. (Source: AP Photo)

United States Defence Secretary Ashton Carter called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Blair House on Tuesday.

“Deepening a multi-faceted partnership. US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter calls on PM @narendramodi,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama met in the White House. Marking their third major bilateral summit, the leaders reviewed the deepening strategic partnership between the United States and India that is rooted in shared values of freedom, democracy, universal human rights, tolerance and pluralism, equal opportunities for all citizens, and rule of law.

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They pledged to pursue new opportunities to bolster economic growth and sustainable development, promote peace and security at home and around the world, strengthen inclusive, democratic governance and respect for universal human rights, and provide global leadership on issues of shared interest.