US Defence Secretary meets Modi, discusses defence cooperation

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues relating to defence cooperation and combating terrorism.

Chuck Hagel to visit India next month: Pentagon

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Hagel worried about ethical `breakdown` in US military

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is concerned that recent scandals signal a potential ethical "breakdown" in the US military.

Chinese actions raise regional tensions: Chuck Hagel

A new air defense zone announced unilaterally by China in the East China Sea raised regional tensions, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Hagel calls up Japanese counterpart, discusses China`s ADIZ

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has called up his Japanese counterpart to discuss the security situation following a Chinese decision to establish an air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea.

Chuck Hagel announces unpaid leave for Pentagon civilian employees

Chuck Hagel has announced plans to furlough most of nearly 800,000 civilian employees for up to 11 days starting July 8.

US Defence Secretary reaches out to his counterparts in world

Newly appointed US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has reached out to his half-a-dozen counterparts from other countries, as he held his first meeting with Israeli Defence Minister at the Pentagon on Wednesday.

Who is Chuck Hagel?

The new US Defence Secretary made for grim news in India even before he took oath.

China preparing to win high intensity military ops

China is building and strengthening its armed forces to fight and win high-intensity regional military operations of short duration, US Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has told lawmakers.

Obama to pick Chuck Hagel as next US Defence Secretary?

Former Senator and Vietnam war veteran Chuck Hagel is all set to replace US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta as President Barack Obama plans to nominate him for the key post on Monday, officials said.

US defence secretary to visit China in September

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

India-US discuss regional security, defence purchases

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.

US Defence Secy Panetta meets PM, NSA

The Indian side is also expected to take up the issue of denial of dual-use items by the US to the laboratories under the DRDO.

Panetta discusses Afghanistan with French minister

Leon Panetta met his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, to discuss plans for transition in Afghanistan.

All options on table if Iran goes nuclear: Panetta

US
Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned Iran that "all
options" are on the table if Tehran blocks the Straits of
Hormuz or if it goes nuclear.

N Korea remains serious threat: US defence chief

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.