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`Red tape` should not mar India-US defence cooperation: Chuck Hagel

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 12:03

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday India and US should not let "bureaucratic red tape" thwart the momentum of defence partnerships between the world`s two largest democracies.

Chuck Hagel to visit India next month: Pentagon

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 04:46

In his first opportunity to engage directly with the new leadership, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit India next month to discuss bilateral defence and security ties with Indian officials.

US Defence Secretary calls French counterpart to discuss Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 07:51

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has called his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss the situation in Iraq where Islamic militants have gained control over a large part of the territory.

Eyes on defence deals, Western powers court Modi

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:48

Western governments are rushing to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the Indian government prepares to open the nascent defence industry to foreign investment.

Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl `unfair`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 19:48

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today said it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behaviour in uniform.

Released US soldier Bergdahl in `good` condition: Officials

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:40

The American soldier released Saturday by the Taliban after nearly five years in captivity is in "good" condition and is undergoing medical treatment at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, officials said.

Hagel says Russian troop moves promising, but all need to go

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:13

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday called the withdrawal of thousands of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border a promising sign, but said all troops positioned on the frontier earlier this year needed to be moved back.

US Defence Secretary Hagel to embark on Europe Asia trip

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 14:38

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel would embark on a 12-day trip next week to Europe and Asia to discuss key regional and global issues with leaders of several countries, his spokesperson said.

US adds UAV to search Nigerian girls

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 08:55

The US Defence Department`s addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and 80 Air Force troops to US efforts supporting Nigeria`s search for over 200 kidnapped girls has turned the mission into an air operation, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

Need to engage in Malabar level exercise with India: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:35

The US Navy has expressed willingness to engage in Malabar-level naval exercises with India to improve communications and inter-operability between the two forces.

Iran deal won`t weaken Gulf security, says US Defence Secretary

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 19:45

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today promised US allies in the Persian Gulf that negotiations to contain Iran`s nuclear program will not weaken their security.

US Defence chief arrives in Saudi

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 18:21

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in the Saudi Arabia Tuesday, the first leg of a regional tour focusing on Iran`s nuclear programme and Syria`s civil war.