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Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'
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Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'

President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in the Army, including serving in the Persian Gulf War in 1990 and 1991 with the 101st Airborne Division. The move came after acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew from the job before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate.

US Senate confirms Barack Obama's pick for Pentagon chief
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US Senate confirms Barack Obama's pick for Pentagon chief

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ashton Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats.

Obama's defence secy nominee Ashton Carter instrumental in reviving ties with India
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Obama's defence secy nominee Ashton Carter instrumental in reviving ties with India

Hoping that the Senate will confirm Carter quickly so he can get to work without delay, Hoyer said Carter is an excellent choice to serve the next Secretary of Defence.

Obama to announce defense secretary pick, Ashton Carter expected to get job
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Obama to announce defense secretary pick, Ashton Carter expected to get job

For the job, Obama is turning to a seasoned Pentagon operative who rose up the short list when others took themselves out of contention.

Obama likely to name ex-Pentagon official Ashton Carter for defence secy
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Obama likely to name ex-Pentagon official Ashton Carter for defence secy

Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is likely to be President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, according to administration officials, putting him in line to take over a sprawling department that has had an uneasy relationship with the White House.

US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?
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US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?

Flournoy heads a short list of candidates to direct the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and help Afghanistan fight the Taliban insurgency.

Under pressure from Obama, US defence chief Chuck Hagel steps down
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Under pressure from Obama, US defence chief Chuck Hagel steps down

Under pressure from President Barack Obama, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration's Middle East crisis management.

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down
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US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections.

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops helping in West Africa
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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops helping in West Africa

Ordering firm restrictions for US troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that soldiers women helping to fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines.

US approves previously-stalled technology transfer licenses to India
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US approves previously-stalled technology transfer licenses to India

The Pentagon has approved two previously-stalled technology transfer licenses to India.

NSA Ajit Doval discusses security cooperation with US Defence Secy
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NSA Ajit Doval discusses security cooperation with US Defence Secy

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has met US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and discussed a range of issues, including the strategic Indo-US partnership.

Other countries should not meddle in Hong Kong: China
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Other countries should not meddle in Hong Kong: China

China warned other countries not to meddle in Hong Kong, which is witnessing pro-democracy protests.

India, US agree in principle to renew defence pact
India

India, US agree in principle to renew defence pact

The US has been pushing defence deals with India worth over Rs 20,000 crore, including the sale of Apache attack choppers, Chinook heavylift helicopters and the Javelin anti-tank guided missiles.

PM Modi, Chuck Hagel discuss defence, terrorism
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PM Modi, Chuck Hagel discuss defence, terrorism

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues relating to defence cooperation and combating terrorism.

PM Modi pays tributes at Gandhi's statue in Washington
India

PM Modi pays tributes at Gandhi's statue in Washington

A large number of Indian-Americans were present to welcome the prime minister who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj when he arrived at the Indian Embassy to pay tribute to the Gandhi statue in front of the mission.

Narendra Modi's US visit a 'big milestone': Top Pentagon official
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Narendra Modi's US visit a 'big milestone': Top Pentagon official

The maiden US visit of Narendra Modi as India's Prime Minister is a "big milestone" for both the countries, a top Pentagon official has said exuding optimism over the growing bilateral ties.

It's a date: Obama,Modi to meet on Sept 29-30 to expand strategic partnership
Economy

It's a date: Obama,Modi to meet on Sept 29-30 to expand strategic partnership

While the format and details of the maiden Obama-Modi meeting has not been announced yet, the two leaders are now scheduled to meet on September 29-30

Decoding US defence secy Hagel's comments on Indo-US ties
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Decoding US defence secy Hagel's comments on Indo-US ties

Hagel’s averments during his New Delhi trip show that he has moved on and seems to have realized the importance of India. But the proof of the pudding is in eating.

US, India must avoid red-tape, improve defence ties: Chuck Hagel
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US, India must avoid red-tape, improve defence ties: Chuck Hagel

The United States and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defence development and not let government red tape hamper growth, said Hagel.

Modi voices concern over Iraq as US Defence Secy meets him
India

Modi voices concern over Iraq as US Defence Secy meets him

Voicing concern over the deteriorating situation in Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he looked forward to his Summit meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss how India and the US can build a partnership for peace, stability and prosperity in the world.