PM hails Carter's contributions in strengthening defence cooperation between India, U.S

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 8 (ANI): United States Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and briefed him on the progress in taking forward the decisions and understandings reached in June this year. The Prime Minister, on the other hand, appreciated the contribution made by Secretary Carter in strengthening the defence cooperation between India and the U.S. Prime Minister recalled his successful visit to the United States in June this year and reaffirmed India's commitment to a robust and strong bilateral strategic partnership with the U.S. They also exchanged views on regional issues and the developments in the Asia Pacific region. Earlier in the day, India and the United States finalised New Delhi's designation as a "Major Defence Partner" of Washington - a status unique to India which institutionalises the progress made to facilitate defence trade and technology sharing with India to a level on par with the United States' closest allies and partners, and ensures enduring cooperation into the future. (ANI)