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Operation to kill Osama was risky: Panetta

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 13:19

Panetta today said the daring operation to kill Osama bin Laden at his Abbottabad safe house in Pakistan was very risky as the al- Qaeda chief`s presence there was not 100 per cent confirmed.

`China has to be part of family, not threaten nations`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 11:30

China cannot be a country that threatens to go after territories and creates disputes, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

Panetta calls Egyptian Defence minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 08:55

Panetta commended Al-Sisi for his efforts to address shared security objectives, including Sinai and border security.

US helping French with intel on Mali: Panetta

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 00:53

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says the US is providing intelligence-gathering assistance to the French in their assault on Islamist extremists in Mali.

Karzai accorded rare full military honours in US

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 23:58

Reflecting the importance the US attaches to Hamid Karzai, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday accorded full military honours to the visiting Afghan President at the Pentagon.

US safer, more secure than four years ago: Panetta

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 15:47

Panetta said after being in public life for five decades he would return to private life and to his home in California.

Panetta in Cambodia for talks on US-Asia security

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 23:40

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday that the US would participate in three Southeast Asian military exercises next year.

US defence secretary to visit China in September

Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 21:46

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will visit China in mid-September, the defence ministry said here on Thursday.

Pak military rules out ‘accepting pressure’ to abandon tough stance on US negotiations

Last Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 21:22

The Pakistan military has said it would not accept any pressure to abandon the stance taken in negotiations with the United States, according to a report.

India-US discuss regional security, defence purchases

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 08:55

The regional situation and India`s purchases of military hardware were discussed on Wednesday by Defence Minister AK Antony and his visiting US counterpart Leon Panetta, an official said.

N Korea remains serious threat: US defence chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 13:29

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, pledging to keep a "nuclear umbrella" in place over Washington`s close ally to deter threats from North Korea.

Panetta asks Pakistan to target Zawahiri in FATA

Last Updated: Sunday, July 10, 2011, 14:31

America`s new Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has asked Pakistan to target al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri who is now believed to be living in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of the country.