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Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq
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Trump fires Defense Secretary Esper
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Our relations with India go beyond political parties: US State Dept Spokesperson
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Aiming missiles, drones: How new US pact helps India against China in Ladakh
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PM Modi meets Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper
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'We stand shoulder-to-shoulder in support of free, open Indo-Pacific for all': Mark Esper
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Strengthened our defence, security partnership over past year: Defence Secy Mark Esper
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India, US economies suffered losses, trying to revive industries: Rajnath Singh
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Lot to discuss to co-operate amid COVID-19 pandemic: Mike Pompeo
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India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue underway at Delhi's Hyderabad House
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Infantry Day: Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper pay tribute at National War Memorial
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Rajnath Singh meets US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper
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Watch: Donald Trump's top ministers in India for 2+2 talks amid China tension
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US Secretary of Defence inspects Guard of Honor at Delhi's South block
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Pompeo, Esper call on PM Modi, covey US interest in strengthening tiesExternal Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US Ambassador to India Ken Juster were also present during the meeting.
US Secretary of State Pompeo, Defence Secretary Esper call on PM ModiUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. External affairs minister S Jaishankar, defence minister Rajnath Singh, National..
US, India must focus on threat posed by China: Secretary of state Mike PompeoUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Tuesday stressed on the need for Washington and New Delhi to work together to counter the threat posed by Beijing to "security and freedom". Defence secretary Mark..
NSA Ajit Doval meets Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper at South BlockThey discussed many issues and challenges of strategic importance. Both sides highlighted the need to share objectives and build capabilities across all domains to ensure a safe, stable, and rule-based..
India-US third 2+2 inter-ministerial dialogue today, geospatial pact BECA to be signedUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence secretary Mark Esper arrived in New Delhi on Monday for talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Rajnath Singh, Mark Esper discuss maritime, joint service cooperationDuring the meet, special focus was put on logistical support, maritime cooperation which includes majorly naval cooperation between the two countries.
India, US hold defence minister-level talksA meeting between visiting US secretary of defence Mark T Esper and India's defence minister Rajnath Singh started in New Delhi on Monday to discuss various issues.
Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper arrive in Delhi for India-US 2+2 dialogue; here's what to expectTop two officials of Trump administration, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Defence secretary Mark Esper have reached Delhi for the 2+2 India US meet.
India-US 2+2 dialogue: Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper set to arrive in India today; key military pact on agendaMike Pompeo, Mark Esper will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NSA Ajit Doval and hold discussions with other government and business leaders on ways to advance the US-India Comprehensive..
2+2 talks to cement India-US defence tiesUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper are scheduled to arrive here on Monday, while the formal talks will happen on Tuesday. The two US cabinet ministers will also meet..
LAC situation to be discussed at 2+2 dialogue with India, BECA agreement in works: US State DeptUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Defence secretary Mark Esper will participate in the 2+2 meeting which will take place on October 26 and 27.
Amid election turmoil in US, Pompeo and Esper to visit India next week for geo-strategic business
China putting military pressure on India, says US defence secretary amid LAC rowUnited States Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said that China has been putting "military pressure" on India, a remark that comes days before his New Delhi visit.
Pompeo, Esper coming to Delhi for third 2+2 on October 26 & 27
India-US two-plus-two dialogue expected to take place in Delhi on Oct 26-27The third edition of the two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US is expected to take place on Oct 26-27 during which both sides are likely to carry out a comprehensive review of their strategic..
India-US naval drill shows ability to project power with allies, says US defence secretaryUS defence secretary Mark Esper said America was “closely monitoring” the India-China stand-off and the disengagement process on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In his virtual address to the..
US monitoring situation between India and China 'very closely': Esper
Rajnath discusses security situation with US counterpart amidst border row with ChinaDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his American counterpart Mark Esper on the latest developments in the over two-month troop confrontation with China, which has seen India deploy..
Rajnath calls on US couterpart Esper, discusses LAC rowDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his American counterpart Mark Esper on the latest developments in the over two-month troop confrontation with China, which has seen India deploy..
U.S. defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests, despite Trump threatsU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now, despite President Donald Trump's..
U.S. shouldn't invoke Insurrection Act, defense secretary saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active duty forces to quell civil unrest, a move President Donald Trump threatened to..
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Russia invites U.S. defense secretary to Red Square military paradeRussian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, in a phone call with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, invited him to a military parade in Moscow's Red Square on June 24, the ministry said on Tuesday.
Rajnath Singh discusses border situation with US def secyIndia will need to firmly keep up its guard against China’s creeping cartographic aggression in eastern Ladakh, sources said on Friday, even as defence minister Rajnath Singh briefed his US..
UK, U.S. defence ministers discuss 'disinformation' from Russia, ChinaBritain's defence minister Ben Wallace and his U.S. counterpart Mark Esper discussed the need to tackle disinformation coming from Russia and China on Thursday, the British government said.
Taliban not living up to commitments, U.S. Defense Secretary saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Taliban were not living up to their commitments under an agreement signed this year, amid signs the fragile deal is under strain by a..
Italy's Prime Minister says foreign policy hasn't changed: paperItaly's Prime Minister said on Tuesday foreign policy had not shifted after the country received aid for the coronavirus emergency from both China and Russia, in a response to an interview with U.S...
U.S. Pentagon chief criticizes China as misleading, opaque on coronavirusU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he believes China's leaders have been misleading and opaque about the coronavirus outbreak that originated there and does not trust that they are..
Exclusive: Inside Trump's standoff with South Korea over defense costsWhen U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week, he pressed for a deal quickly on defense cost-sharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much..
Trump gives Pentagon authority for potential response after deadly Iraq attackU.S. President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon the authority to potentially respond to Wednesday's rocket attack by Iran-backed militia in Iraq that killed two American troops and a British service..
Pentagon chief says all options on table after Iraq rocket attackU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that all options were on the table after a rocket attack in Iraq killed one British and two American troops, an attack he said was by Iranian-backed..
China defense minister discusses coronavirus with U.S.Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe discussed the coronavirus situation in China with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday in a telephone call, China's defense ministry said.
Taliban accord hopeful moment but road ahead not easy: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that the United States would remain committed to Afghan security forces and while the signing of a historic accord between Washington and the Taliban..
Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan ahead of U.S., Taliban dealU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Saturday, in a move officials and experts said was aimed at reassuring the Afghan government about the United States' commitment to the country..
U.S.-Taliban have negotiated 'proposal' for seven day reduction in violence: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States and the Taliban had negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence.
Landmines important tool U.S. troops need: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that landmines were an important tool that U.S. forces needed, as President Donald Trump's administration is expected to relax Obama-era restrictions on..
U.S. seeks Iraqi nod to bring in air defenses after Iran attackThe United States is trying to secure permission from Iraq to take Patriot missile defenses into the country to better defend U.S. forces after Iran's Jan. 8 missile attack, which wounded 50 American..
Pentagon chief defends Trump after traumatic brain injury commentsU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's response to American troops being diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from Iran's missile strike, saying he cared..
U.S. will not completely withdraw forces from Africa: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States would not be removing all its forces from Africa, as he carries out a global troop review meant to free up more resources to..
China a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that China's Communist Party had created a surveillance state that uses artificial intelligence to repress Muslim minorities and pro-democracy..
Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges..
Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassiesU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies, an assertion made by President Donald..
Lot at stake in West Asia, seek peace, India tells US, JapanDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday told his US and Japanese counterparts, Mark Esper and Taro Kono, that India was firmly in favour of de-escalation in the ongoing tensions between the US and..
Rajnath talks to US, Japanese counterparts, says India wants peace in Middle EastDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday told his US and Japanese counterparts, Mark Esper and Taro Kono, that India was firmly in favour of de-escalation in the ongoing tensions between the US and..
Pompeo, Esper arrive at White House after Iran attack on Iraqi baseU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived at the White House late on Tuesday after Iran fired missiles on at least two Iraqi air bases hosting U.S.-led coalition..
U.S. should expect some form of Iranian retaliation: PentagonThe United States should expect that Iran will retaliate over the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday.
No Iraqi request to withdraw U.S. forces, Pentagon saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hadn't received a request from Iraq to withdraw U.S. troops from the country and noted that an Iraqi parliamentary resolution requesting a pullout..
Iranian commander was planning attack within days: EsperU.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday it was "more than fair to say" the attack that Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was planning was to be executed in days rather than..
U.S. ready to finish any war started with Iran: Defense SecretaryU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday the United States wants to de-escalate tensions with Iran, but the country is ready to finish any war that could be started.
Saudi deputy defense minister met Esper, discussed ongoing military cooperation: tweetSaudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, said in a tweet on Tuesday he met U.S. Secretary of defense Mark Esper and discussed mutual challenges faced by both countries.