Ashton Carter meets PM Modi, discusses Indo-US defence cooperation

New Delhi: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, and briefed him
on the progress made in taking decisions forward and understandings reached between the two countries following their June meeting.

 Ashton Carter meets PM Modi, discusses Indo-US defence cooperation

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter. AP

The two also exchanged views on regional issues and the developments in the Asia Pacific region, a PMO statement said.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi appreciated the contribution made by Secretary Carter in strengthening defence cooperation between India and the US.

The Prime Minister also recalled his successful visit to the US 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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Updated Date: Dec 08, 2016 23:04:40 IST