US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter to meet Manohar Parrikar today

By: | Updated: June 3, 2015 11:36 AM

U.S Defence Secretary Ashton Carter who is on a three-day visit, is scheduled to meet Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today.

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter who is on a three-day visit, is scheduled to meet Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today.

Carter will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India and U.S is expected to sign a new 10-year defence framework, which was decided during the visit of U.S President Barack Obama in Delhi in January.

This is Carter’s first visit to India as Secretary of Defence. He had earlier visited India in September 2013 and July 2012 as Deputy Secretary of Defence.

Carter who is also leading a high level delegation, arrived in Visakhapatnam yesterday and visited the Eastern Naval Command. He also visited the indigenous stealth frigate, INS Sahyadri there.

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