US Defense Secretary James Mattis in India to Sell Defence Equipment

The US Defence Secretary, Mr. Jim Mattis calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on September 26, 2017.
The US Defence Secretary, Mr. Jim Mattis calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on September 26, 2017.

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis called on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

Modi recalled his discussions with President Donald Trump during his visit to the United States in June this year.

Secretary Mattis briefed Modi on the progress in advancing the bilateral agenda and implementing the decisions taken during that visit.

They also discussed enhanced cooperation, regionally and globally, in pursuing shared priorities for peace, stability and combating terrorism.


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Meanwhile in a press statement issued Tuesday, India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman explained the delegation level talks with Secretary James Mattis.

“Defence cooperation between India and the US has grown significantly in recent years and emerged as a key pillar of our strategic partnership,” Sitharaman said. “Cooperation in defence equipment has grown steadily over the past years.”

The statemenet added that US is now a leading supplier of defence equipment to India.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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