Mark Esper

Donald Trump fires US Defence Secretary Mark Esper after election defeat

Donald Trump fired US Defence Secretary Mark Esper, in a shocking move.

Nov 10, 2020, 00:49 AM IST

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secy Mark Esper call on PM Narendra Modi

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US Ambassador to India Ken Juster were also present during the meeting.

Oct 28, 2020, 00:56 AM IST

2+2 dialogue: India, US ask Pakistan to take immediate and irreversible action on terrorism

The joint statement issued by both sides after the 2+2 meet in the national capital asked Pakistan to "expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators and planners of all such attacks, including 26/11 Mumbai, Uri, and Pathankot". 

Oct 27, 2020, 19:24 PM IST

2+2 dialogue: India-US ink landmark defence pact BECA and four other key agreements; check details

The signing of the BECA during the 2+2 dialogue between India and the US also signals further boosting of bilateral defence and military ties.

Oct 27, 2020, 16:02 PM IST

BECA pact to open new avenues for information sharing between India-US, says Rajnath Singh

The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA) pact would enhance the geospatial cooperation between both US and India and it is likely to help in improving the accuracy of missile systems of India. 

Oct 27, 2020, 12:51 PM IST

Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper to take part in India-US 2+2 inter-ministerial dialogue today, likely to sign BECA pact

During the meeting, a military pact, BECA or Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement is also expected to be signed. 

Oct 27, 2020, 08:16 AM IST

Our talks aimed at further deepening defence cooperation: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on meeting with US Defence Secy Mark Esper

"Today’s discussions will add new vigour to our defence relations and mutual cooperation," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.

Oct 26, 2020, 17:54 PM IST

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence secretary Mark Esper arrive in India for 2+2 ministerial dialogue

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will represent India in the third India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark Esper.

Oct 26, 2020, 10:30 AM IST

Bilateral, regional and global issues will figure in Indo-US 2+2 dialogue: MEA

The Indian side at the talks will be represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Oct 22, 2020, 19:42 PM IST

United States hopes to get China to respect global rules, says US defence chief Mark Esper

The United States hopes to work with China to get it to respect the international rules-based order even as Beijing, which has repeatedly fallen short of its promises, pursues aggressive military modernisation, the U.S. defence chief said.

Aug 27, 2020, 11:50 AM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to hold talks with US counterpart Mark Esper over India-China face-off

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will speak to his American counterpart Mark Esper over the telephone on Tuesday, during which the ongoing tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China are expected to come up for discussion.

Jun 30, 2020, 10:27 AM IST

No decision on leaving Iraq: US quashes report of troops withdrawal

Esper clarifications come hours after media reports surfaced suggesting that the US commander wrote a letter to the Iraq government by saying that the troops would be "repositioning over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement".

Jan 07, 2020, 07:20 AM IST

US sees signs Iran or allies may be planning more attacks: Pentagon chief

Iranian-backed demonstrators who hurled rocks at the U.S. embassy in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops. US President Donald Trump, who faces a re-election campaign in 2020, accused Iran of orchestrating the violence. He threatened on Tuesday to retaliate against Iran but said later he did not want war.

Jan 02, 2020, 23:50 PM IST

China calls on US to stop flexing muscles in South China Sea

The remarks by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe to U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, recounted by a Chinese spokesman, came just two weeks after a top White House official denounced Chinese "intimidation" in the busy waterway.

Nov 18, 2019, 13:30 PM IST

Rajnath Singh speaks with US Defence Secretary Mark Esper, raises cross-border terrorism issue affecting India

The defence minister asserted that issues relating to Article 370 are an internal matter of India which is aimed at improving growth and economic development, democracy and prosperity for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Aug 20, 2019, 20:40 PM IST