[

lloyd austin

]
US secretary of state Antony Blinken and external affairs minister S Jaishankar.(AP)

India, US will hold 2+2 talks in November

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2021 01:11 AM IST
The dates for the 2+2 dialogue between foreign and defence ministers of the two nations are yet to be decided.
Taliban said during the House briefing that the beatings of Americans by Taliban is unacceptable/(AP File Photo)
Taliban said during the House briefing that the beatings of Americans by Taliban is unacceptable/(AP File Photo)

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin says Americans 'beaten' by Taliban: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Austin told this to a group of lawmakers during a briefing on Friday. President Joe Biden had earlier said that he is not aware of American citizens facing difficulties getting through Taliban checkpoints.
Taliban fighters stand guard in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. (AP)
Taliban fighters stand guard in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. (AP)

US asks Pakistan to eliminate Taliban safe havens along Afghan-Pak border

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 05:03 PM IST
  • The US feels that these safe havens are causing insecurity and instability in the conflict-ridden nation.
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin.(AP file)
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin.(AP file)

US to Afghanistan: Focus on slowing insurgents’ charge

Agencies | , Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 03:02 AM IST
  • Reuters reported that Afghanistan’s military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate troops around critical areas such as Kabul and other cities, border crossings and vital infrastructure.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the State Department in Washington.(AP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the State Department in Washington.(AP)

Stand with India in Covid fight: Blinken at meet with Jaishankar

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Washington, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 01:04 AM IST
Jaishankar also held a meeting with US defence secretary Lloyd Austin during which they discussed further developing strategic and defence partnership between the two countries.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the US has already delivered tons of health supplies to India in the past few days.(AP file)
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the US has already delivered tons of health supplies to India in the past few days.(AP file)

Covid-19: US defense chief underscores America's commitment to support India

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 07:55 AM IST
In a call with Indian Defense Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr Colin H Kahl said the US will continue to stand by India in its moment of need, according to a readout of the call by Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Jamal Brown.
Lloyd Austin III was US Central Command Commander. If confirmed, he will be the first Black person to hold the top Pentagon job.(AP file)
Lloyd Austin III was US Central Command Commander. If confirmed, he will be the first Black person to hold the top Pentagon job.(AP file)

No final decision on pullout of US troops from Afghanistan: Secretary of Defense

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 02:44 PM IST
US media reported earlier this week that the Joe Biden administration was considering extending the US troop deployment in Afghanistan by six months.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he began his India visit.(PIB Photo)
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he began his India visit.(PIB Photo)

US defense secretary Lloyd Austin says US considers India to be a great partner

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Regarding India and US cooperation to counter Chinese aggression, Austin said, "I think that continuing to work with like-minded countries as we are working with India, we are working with Australia, Japan and others in the region."
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence (L) and Rajnath Singh, India's defence minister, during a joint news conference at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India(Bloomberg)
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence (L) and Rajnath Singh, India's defence minister, during a joint news conference at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India(Bloomberg)

India defence ties a priority for US: Austin

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:33 AM IST
  • Though both Singh and Austin made no reference to China in their statements to the media, thetwo sides are understood to have discussed the India-China standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), China’s actions across the region, and the situation in Afghanistan.
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence, right, is received by Rajnath Singh, defence minister, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India(Bloomberg)
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence, right, is received by Rajnath Singh, defence minister, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India(Bloomberg)

Held discussions on human rights in a meaningful way, says Austin

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:53 AM IST
Austin, the first African-American to hold the post of defense secretary, made the remarks while responding to a question at a media briefing on whether he had raised the human rights of India’s minorities during his interactions with Indian interlocutors.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin III speaks during issuing a joint statement at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin III speaks during issuing a joint statement at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

'Never considered India and China were on verge of war': US defence secretary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Lloyd Austin was speaking at a press briefing after holding talks with defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he began his visit to the country. (PIB)
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he began his visit to the country. (PIB)

US to give India access to better technologies to meet Indo-Pacific challenge

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 11:01 AM IST
US secretary of defence Lloyd Austin’s meeting with NSA Ajit Doval went on for nearly two hours as the two leaders exchanged notes on the security environment in Asia and beyond.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Modi and Austin discuss Indo-Pacific, defence ties

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 07:39 AM IST
  • He arrived in New Delhi hours after a meeting between the foreign ministers and NSAs of US and China in Alaska got off to a bumpy start, with testy exchanges between the two sides in full view of the media.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III meets National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III meets National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Ajit Doval, Lloyd Austin discuss strategic partnership, defence cooperation

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Austin also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed America's strong desire to further enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries for peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM DPR PMO ON FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021**New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, in New Delhi, Friday, March 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_19_2021_000227B)(PTI)
**EDS: HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM DPR PMO ON FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021**New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, in New Delhi, Friday, March 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_19_2021_000227B)(PTI)

On India visit, Austin discusses 'most pressing' challenges facing Indo-Pacific

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 10:48 PM IST
The US defence Secretary also held wide-ranging discussions with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and almost all key issues of mutual concerns, including China's aggressive behaviour in the region.
PM Modi with US defence secretary Austin Lloyd(@narendramodi/Twitter )
PM Modi with US defence secretary Austin Lloyd(@narendramodi/Twitter )

PM Modi meets US defence secy Lloyd Austin, tweets 'committed to strategic ties’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 09:23 PM IST
During the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lloyd Austin reiterated the US government’s continued commitment towards strengthening the bilateral defence relations between the two countries,
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin arrives at Palam Air Force Station, in New Delhi.(PTI)
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin arrives at Palam Air Force Station, in New Delhi.(PTI)

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin lands in India; visit to boost security ties

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:40 PM IST
India is the third stop for Austin during his three-nation first overseas tour as the Defence Secretary, and the visit is seen as a reflection of the Joe Biden administration's strong commitment to its relations with its close allies and partners in the region.
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin’s arrival in Delhi coincides with a crucial meeting between top officials of the Biden administration and President Xi Jinping’s China in Alaska.(Agencies)
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin’s arrival in Delhi coincides with a crucial meeting between top officials of the Biden administration and President Xi Jinping’s China in Alaska.(Agencies)

East Ladakh stand-off with China on US top official Lloyd Austin’s India agenda

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to meet US defence secretary Lloyd Austin after 6 pm today to deepen bilateral defence cooperation and further Quad.
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defense, is on a visit to India(Bloomberg File Photo )
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defense, is on a visit to India(Bloomberg File Photo )

Lloyd Austin on mission to deepen India-US ties, urged to raise Russia deal

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Austin is making the first visit by a top member of the Biden administration to Delhi as part of efforts to forge a alliance of countries seeking to push back against China's assertiveness in the region.
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin may or may not bring up Menendez’s issues in his meetings in New Delhi.(MINT_PRINT)
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin may or may not bring up Menendez’s issues in his meetings in New Delhi.(MINT_PRINT)

Austin urged to raise farmers’ stir, Russian S-400 deal on India visit

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 01:41 AM IST
Lloyd Austin will reach India on Friday for talks with his counterparts and other officials
In this file picture from March 6, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) is seen taking part in a photo call wth the participants of the First Short Course for Chief Secretaries of City and County Party Committees in Pyongyang. (AFP)
In this file picture from March 6, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) is seen taking part in a photo call wth the participants of the First Short Course for Chief Secretaries of City and County Party Committees in Pyongyang. (AFP)

US used 'cheap tricks' to initiate contact: North Korea

Reuters | , Seoul
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 03:59 AM IST
It came as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was visiting South Korea alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a first overseas trip by top-level members of Biden's administration.
Austin and Blinken will meet their South Korean counterparts for separate talks Wednesday and a joint “two plus two” meeting Thursday, the first such contact between the two countries in five years. (AFP)
Austin and Blinken will meet their South Korean counterparts for separate talks Wednesday and a joint “two plus two” meeting Thursday, the first such contact between the two countries in five years. (AFP)

US to “refrain from causing stink” amid deadlocked nuclear negotiations

AP | , Seoul
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 05:05 PM IST
How to get North Korea to return to talks will be a major focus when Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meet South Korean officials this week.
Leader Kim Jong Un turned up the heat on the new administration a few days before Biden was inaugurated by calling the US his “biggest main enemy” and saying he would put North Korea on a path to develop more advanced nuclear technologies and missiles.(REUTERS)
Leader Kim Jong Un turned up the heat on the new administration a few days before Biden was inaugurated by calling the US his “biggest main enemy” and saying he would put North Korea on a path to develop more advanced nuclear technologies and missiles.(REUTERS)

US, on mission to rally Asia against China, distracted by North Korea

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on their first overseas trip since taking office, meet their counterparts from Japan on Tuesday to start a trip that will also take them to South Korea later in the week.
State Secretary Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington.(AP File Photo )
State Secretary Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington.(AP File Photo )

In debut overseas trip, Biden's secretary of state visits Japan, Korea

Reuters | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 06:26 AM IST
Blinken and Austin will meet Japan's foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi and defence minister Nobuo Kishi in what is known as the 2 2 talks.
Military-to-military cooperation, defence trade, the Indo-Pacific region and the situation in Afghanistan are expected to be on the agenda during Austin’s visit to India from March 19-21.(AP file)
Military-to-military cooperation, defence trade, the Indo-Pacific region and the situation in Afghanistan are expected to be on the agenda during Austin’s visit to India from March 19-21.(AP file)

Lloyd Austin's Asia trip to foster ‘deterrence against China’

Agencies | By HT Correspondent, Honolulu, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 01:59 AM IST
At the three-day trip — the first visit to India by a senior member of the Joe Biden administration — Austin will hold talks with defence minister Rajnath Singh and other senior government officials.
Their first official overseas visits are intended to restore what Biden hopes will be a calming and even-keeled approach to ties with Tokyo and Seoul after four years of transactional and often temperamental relations under the previous president, Donald Trump.(AP)
Their first official overseas visits are intended to restore what Biden hopes will be a calming and even-keeled approach to ties with Tokyo and Seoul after four years of transactional and often temperamental relations under the previous president, Donald Trump.(AP)

China, North Korea threats loom as Blinken, Austin head to Asia

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:59 AM IST
A senior administration said Saturday that US officials have tried to reach out to North Korea through multiple channels since last month, but have yet to receive a response, making consultations with the reclusive country's neighbors, Japan, South Korea and China, all the more critical.
On his India visit during March 19-21, US defence secretary Lloyd Austin will meet defence minister Rajnath Singh and other senior government officials, (TWITTER/@SecDef).
On his India visit during March 19-21, US defence secretary Lloyd Austin will meet defence minister Rajnath Singh and other senior government officials, (TWITTER/@SecDef).

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin to visit India soon, Indo-Pacific on agenda

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:11 PM IST
  • India will be the last leg of Austin’s three-nation tour that will also take him to Japan and South Korea as the US seeks to restore defence ties with key players around the world after the uncertainty of the Trump administration.
The decision to keep Guard members in the city underscores concerns about security at the Capitol, two months after rioters breached the building in an attack that left five people dead. Law enforcement has remained in a heightened security posture in response to intelligence suggesting possible threats to the Capitol by militia groups.(AFP)
The decision to keep Guard members in the city underscores concerns about security at the Capitol, two months after rioters breached the building in an attack that left five people dead. Law enforcement has remained in a heightened security posture in response to intelligence suggesting possible threats to the Capitol by militia groups.(AFP)

Defence Sec Lloyd Austin extends National Guard deployment at US Capitol

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 12:19 PM IST
According to a statement issued by the department, close to 2,300 Guard troops will continue to provide security in Washington until May 23, at the request of the Capitol Police.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin plans to meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit some time in the week of March 15 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin plans to meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit some time in the week of March 15 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)

US defence chief Austin likely to visit India soon: Report

Reuters | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 01:16 PM IST
  • The first person visit by a top official of the new US President Joe Biden's administration will focus on enhancing cooperation, said the source, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter.
Watching the line of cars file slowly through the parking area on campus as people in their cars got shots, Austin spoke with troops who have been giving out vaccines. One soldier from the area told Austin how thrilled he was to be able to give his own mother a shot.(AP)
Watching the line of cars file slowly through the parking area on campus as people in their cars got shots, Austin spoke with troops who have been giving out vaccines. One soldier from the area told Austin how thrilled he was to be able to give his own mother a shot.(AP)

Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

AP | , Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:36 AM IST
The Biden administration has said that delivering the vaccine to Americans is a top priority. The Pentagon is ramping up the deployment of what federal authorities say could be up to 100 vaccination teams around the country.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
Story Saved