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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

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

Donald Trump names Patrick Shanahan Acting Secretary of Defence

The new Acting Secretary of Defence will assume charge on January 1, 2019.

Dec 23, 2018, 23:24 PM IST

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis quits after clashing with Donald Trump on policies

Mattis announced plans to resign after a face-to-face meeting with Trump in which they aired their differences, a senior White House official said.

Dec 21, 2018, 06:46 AM IST

Donald Trump seeking to replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis: Report

The report quoted an unnamed White House official as saying that speculation about a replacement was now "more real than ever" after revelations in famed investigative journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming book titled "Fear: Trump in the White House".

Sep 06, 2018, 10:21 AM IST

PM Modi meets US Defence Secretary in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore and discussed security related issues, days after the Pentagon renamed its Pacific Command as Indo-Pacific Command in a largely symbolic move to signal India's importance to the US military.

Jun 02, 2018, 11:18 AM IST

Elements in Taliban open to peace talks, says US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Kabul

Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.

Mar 13, 2018, 22:30 PM IST

'Jim Mattis meeting with Pak leaders was to find common ground in fight against terror'

The meeting of US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with the leaders of Pakistan during his visit to Islamabad early this week was to find common ground in fight against terrorism, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Dec 08, 2017, 07:03 AM IST

US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives in Pakistan

US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan on Monday.

Dec 04, 2017, 14:20 PM IST

End terrorism for economic gains from India: US to Pakistan

Trump administration has changed the US approach to Pakistan, which continues to harbour militants and terrorists

Oct 05, 2017, 08:36 AM IST

Terrorism tops PM Modi, US Defence Secretary Mattis meet

James Mattis and PM Modi on Tuesday discussed cooperation between India and US.

Sep 26, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

India, US hit out at 'terror safe haven' Pakistan in joint statement

In a major boost to India, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday said that the administration of President Donald Trump will no longer tolerate terror safe havens anywhere in the world.

Sep 26, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

Jim Mattis-Narendra Modi meet to focus on terrorism, defence deals with India

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, who is the first high-ranking official from the Donald Trump administration to arrive in India, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and NSA Ajit Doval to discuss ways to boost the bilateral strategic ties.

Sep 26, 2017, 06:58 AM IST

Donald Trump may sack Nicholson for not winning Afghan war

New commander will be announced soon but it is not known if he would agree to retire or demand to be fired as General David McKiernan did when Defense Secretary Robert Gates replaced him in 2009 as the Obama administration adopted a new counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:52 PM IST

US recognises India as major defence partner: Defence Secretary James Mattis

The US recognises India as a major defence partner, Defence Secretary James Mattis has said.

Jun 04, 2017, 20:51 PM IST

Jim Mattis praises China's efforts on North Korea, dials up pressure on South China Sea

The United States is encouraged by China`s efforts to restrain North Korea but Washington will not accept Beijing`s militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday.

Jun 03, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

Chinese actions could erect Great Wall of self-isolation: US

China's military expansion in the disputed South China Sea poses a growing risk to the region's prosperity and its actions could erect a "Great Wall of self- isolation", US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has warned.

May 28, 2016, 12:29 PM IST

US Defence Secretary Carter to visit warship in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said he would visit a warship close to flashpoint waters of the South China Sea on Friday, as Beijing reacted defiantly to an American military build-up in area.

Apr 15, 2016, 10:49 AM IST

We take terrorism emanating from Pakistan very seriously, we too have suffered: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter

 US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday that what United States does with Pakistan is principally directed to counter-terrorism.

Apr 12, 2016, 17:37 PM IST