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US benefits from a capable Indian military: Carter

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 17:00

As the US initiated a range of country-specific measures to give a new thrust to its defence relationship with India, a top Pentagon official has said that America benefits from a strong and capable Indian military.

Pakistan flirted with terrorism as state policy: US official

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 13:34

A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Pakistan to shun terrorism to make peace with India, a top US defence official suggested that over time Islamabad "flirted" with terrorism as state policy.

Pentagon to field 4,000-strong cyber squad

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 19:52

The US Defense Department is close to launching a roughly 4,000-person cyber squad devoted to conducting cyber offence and defence operations, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.

`US is not trying to contain China in Asia Pacific`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 23:03

Deputy Secretary of Defence, Ashton Carter, told a Washington think-tank that the US was not trying to contain China in the region, rather, it was reaching out to the country.

US-India ties are global in scope: Pentagon

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 09:36

India is key part of efforts of Obama Administration to rebalance its Asia-Pacific posture to the broader security and prosperity of the 21st century, a top Pentagon official said.

Raise FDI limit in defence to attract investment: US to India

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 22:19

Seeking closer military ties with India in high technology areas by "knocking down bureaucratic barriers", the US on Monday said that New Delhi should raise the FDI limit in defence sector for attracting more American investment.

Carter to focus on strengthening defence ties with

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 11:35

Ashton Carter is the top Pentagon official to travel to India after the last month`s highly successful India visit of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

F-35 now `unaffordable`: Defence official

Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2011, 15:55

The F-35 fighter jet is set to replace a large part of the US warplane fleet.