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US Defence Secretary James Mattis Mattis Meets PM Modi, Discusses Enhanced Indo-US Cooperation

US Defence Secretary James Mattis Mattis Meets PM Modi, Discusses Enhanced Indo-US Cooperation

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis met PM Mod today.

New Delhi: US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in New Delhi on Monday and was greeted by Joint Secretary Shambhu Kumaran. The Pentagon chief arrived today for a 48-hour trip -- the first to India by any member of President Donald Trump's cabinet. He met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Delhi. This is the first Cabinet-level visit to India under the Trump administration.

Here are the highlights of James Mattis' India visit:

Sep 26, 2017 20:43 (IST)
Mr Mattis briefed the prime minister on the progress in advancing the bilateral agenda and implementing the decisions taken during that visit, the statement said.
Sep 26, 2017 20:25 (IST)
Sep 26, 2017 20:13 (IST)
Enhanced cooperation between India and the US, regionally and globally, in pursuing shared priorities for peace, stability and combating terrorism were discussed when visiting Secretary of Defence James Mattis met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Sep 26, 2017 17:37 (IST)
Sep 26, 2017 14:19 (IST)
'No Indian Boots On Ground In Afghanistan,' India Tells US
India on Tuesday ruled out deploying its troops in Afghanistan but will expand its development activities to help stabilize the war-torn country." itemprop="description
Sep 26, 2017 14:06 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman says Indo-US defence ties have grown in recent years and emerged as "key pillar" in strategic partnership.
Sep 26, 2017 14:03 (IST)
"Last year, US acknowledged India as a major defence partner. Mr Mattis and I also discussed transfer of technology for various projects," said Mr Sitharaman.
Sep 26, 2017 13:58 (IST)
Sep 26, 2017 13:43 (IST)

We value India's invaluable contribution to Afghanistan and welcome further efforts to promote Afg's democracy,safety&security: James Mattis
We appreciate India's leadership in the Indian Ocean& seek to work together to build a resilient regional architecture: James Mattis
Sep 26, 2017 13:43 (IST)
Cooperation in defence equipment grew steadily over past years.US is now a leading state-of-the art defence equip supplier to India: Nirmala Sitharaman

Sep 26, 2017 13:42 (IST)
We both recognise importance of holding those who use terror as state policy to account&to dismantle infra that supports terror: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Sep 26, 2017 13:39 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman is addressing the media along with James Mattis.
Sep 26, 2017 12:01 (IST)
Sep 26, 2017 11:55 (IST)
Delegation level talk between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Defence Secretary James Mattis begins.
Sep 26, 2017 11:50 (IST)
James Mattis paid homage at India Gate in the capital.
Sep 26, 2017 11:49 (IST)
Sep 26, 2017 10:37 (IST)
Sep 26, 2017 10:34 (IST)
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman receives US Defence Secretary James Mattis.
Sep 26, 2017 09:32 (IST)
Sep 26, 2017 09:32 (IST)
James Mattis will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the India Gate.
Sep 26, 2017 09:29 (IST)
With Eye On China, India May Buy `Unarmed' Guardian Drone From US
On top of the agenda during James Mattis' visit is the sale of 22 Sea Guardian remotely-piloted vehicles, a $2 billion sale that could see the Indian Navy acquire the world's most advanced maritime reconnaissance drone. Senior officials monitoring the progress of the deal have told NDTV, "Sea Guardian is top of Secretary Mattis' agenda" and that "maritime security is in common interest due to Chinese aggression with submarines in the Indian ocean, so this platform is a military and diplomatic message to all."
Sep 26, 2017 09:14 (IST)
US Defence Chief In India, Will Meet PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman
Stronger military ties between India and the United States should not affect relations with neighbours such as Pakistan, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said ahead of a visit to New Delhi.