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While the personnel changes added to the tumult in the wake of Esper’s departure, it’s not clear how much impact they could have on the massive Pentagon bureaucracy.
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Washington |Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
Esper was Trump’s second defence secretary. The first, James Mattis, had resigned over policy differences with the president about troops in Syria.
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | HT Correspondent
2+2 India-US dialogue: External affairs minister S Jaishankar had set the tone for the strategic dialogue early in the day when he stressed that India and the United States could together “make a real difference” in dealing with regional and global challenges
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 09:21 PM IST
US secretary of state Mark Pompeo mentioned the killing of 20 Indian Army personnel in Galwan Valley after a clash with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China and said his country stands with India to deal with any threat.
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 03:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Monday for an annual strategic dialogue along with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper amidst heightened tensions over territorial disputes between New Delhi and Beijing.
Published on Oct 27, 2020 12:20 PM IST
New Delhi |Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, or BECA, is the last of the four foundational pacts between India and the United States to share sensitive information and sell advanced military hardware
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 01:28 PM IST
India, US to sign BECA agreement during 2+2 dialogue to facilitate exchange of sensitive information
The signing of the pact will be one of the key outcomes of the 2+2 dialogue between the foreign and defence ministers of the two sides.
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Rahul Singh, Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper arrived in New Delhi on Monday afternoon for the 2+2 dialogue. The talks will be held on Tuesday.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
The 2+2 ministerial dialogue, to be held on Tuesday morning, is expected to focus on regional security cooperation, defence information-sharing, global cooperation, economic cooperation, and working together in the Indo-Pacific
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 06:21 AM IST
‘Grateful for opportunity to connect with partners’, tweets Mike Pompeo as he leaves for India for 2+2 talks
2+2 talks: During their visit to India, Pompeo and Esper will meet with external affairs minister S Jaishankar and defence minister Rajnath Singh for strategic talks after which they will travel to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 08:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
The State Department said the US is looking forward to work closely with India during the latter’s upcoming UNSC term, starting January 1, 2021.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 07:52 AM IST
Washington |Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
The two-plus-two dialogue will be held on Tuesday. The Indian side at the talks will be represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 08:31 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper will meet their Indian counterparts for strategic and security talks on Tuesday, after which Pompeo will travel on to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia.
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Washington, United States |Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
External affairs minister S Jaishankar and defence minister Rajnath Singh will meet their US counterparts Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper in New Delhi on October 27 for the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue
Published on Oct 24, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dean Thompson said that the United States is closely watching the developments at the border.
Published on Oct 23, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Washington DC |Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
Experts have questioned the rationale behind holding the key talks between the foreign and defence ministers of the two sides at a time when the US election could lead to a change of government.
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 03:32 AM IST
A senior American official said the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where India is on a stand-off with China, will probably figure in the talks, and that the US has been watching the situation closely.
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 12:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington |Yashwant Raj
The third dialogue will see India and the US consolidating their diplomatic and security ties, including institutionalised intelligence-sharing and efforts to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister S Jaishankar will host US defence secretary Mark Esper and secretary of state Mike Pompeo in New Delhi on October 27 for a rare personal meeting amid the pandemic, during which the signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) is on the cards to facilitate sharing of satellite and sensor data.
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 02:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | , New Delhi/washingtonHT Correspondents
US secretary of defence Mark Esper did not rule out the possibility that the two sides may sign a widely anticipated maritime information sharing agreement.
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 09:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington |Yashwant Raj
This will be the third edition of the India-US 2+2 that with India hosting the first in 2018 in New Delhi; the United States hosted the second in Washington DC in 201.9.
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 03:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Yashwant Raj
The move to hold in-person meetings at a time when such discussions have mostly moved online because of the Covid-19 pandemic reflects the importance attached by both sides to the 2+2 dialogue, people familiar with developments said.
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 10:44 PM IST
“The US military is welcome to build facilities in our country”, Palau President Tommy Remengesau had told visiting US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper last week.
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Koror, Palau |Agence France-Presse | Posted by: Karan Manral
US defence chief Mark Esper said Beijing was trying to use the coronavirus tragedy to their advantage for “propaganda purposes”.
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 10:36 AM IST
“Right now there are no plans to do so,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters at a briefing on the review of troops posture in eastern command.
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 09:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washignton |Yashwant Raj
US supercarriers carried out a joint exercise with Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean, and a second one with the other two QUAD members - Australia and Japan - in the Philippine Sea.
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Gourangalal Das, the former joint secretary (Americas) in the external affairs ministry who played a key role in arrangements for US President Donald Trump’s visit to the country this year, has already left for Taipei to take over as the representative in-charge of the India Taipei Association.
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Rezaul H Laskar
US defence secretary Mark Esper said the US is “monitoring it very closely and what’s happening along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)”. He said the US was “very pleased to see that both sides are trying to de-escalate the situation”.
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on the role of the military during recent protests triggered by the killing of George Floyd.
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 05:55 AM IST
Washington DC |Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
While the peace deal was signed by U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, US defense secretary Mark Esper met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul where they announced a joint declaration.
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 09:17 PM IST