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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits India, first cabinet-level visit to India from Trump administration, see pics

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Tue September 26 2017, 12:30 pm
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    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits New Delhi, marking the first visit to India by a Cabinet-level official from President Donald Trump's administration. In meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other officials, Mattis was expected to focus discussions on security in Afghanistan, military technology and a possible deal on fighter jets.

    Let's take a look at some of his New Delhi arrival and guard of honour pics:

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    Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, receives US Defense Secretary James Mattis, upon his arrival at the Defense Ministry office in New Delhi. (AP Photo)

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    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis inspects an honour guard in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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    Discussions are likely to involve how the two democratic countries can bolster cooperation on security in Afghanistan and make progress on a deal for the US to supply India with fighter jets. (Image: Reuters)

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    In his talks with Indian officials Tuesday, the Pentagon said Mattis would seek to discuss other ways India could help bolster security in Afghanistan. Some officials in New Delhi have suggested India could train Afghan soldiers in counterterrorism. (Image: Reuters)

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    Mattis will also be looking to seal new deals with India, one of the world's biggest defense equipment buyers. (AP Photo)

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    India's military has been negotiating with major global arms producers for drones, combat aircraft and submarines, while also pressing the US to share technology and the ability to manufacture its own fighter jets. (PTI Photo)

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    The US, however, is eager for India to buy Lockheed Martin's F-16 Block 70 fighter jets, while US aircraft maker Boeing has offered to manufacture its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet in India if it can supply combat jets to the Indian navy. (PTI Photo)

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    Mattis, who is in New Delhi on a two-day official visit, was speaking to reporters after a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart, Nirmala Sitharaman. (PTI Photo)

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