Donald Trump pulls up Jim Mattis' last day in office; deputy Patrick Shanahan to take over as acting defense secretary on 1 Jan
Jim Mattis resigned as the US Secretary of Defense on Thursday in protest over Donald Trump's decision to pull all US troops out of Syria.
Chuck Hagel spoke to journalists en route to India and said he wants to "listen, learn" and get acquainted with the new administration.
This is Hagel's first India visit in his new capacity as US Secretary of Defence.
The Apache gunships and a deal for Chinook helicopters, both built by Boeing, will top the agenda in Hagel's talks on Friday with the govt