#US, #India #military relationship is the closest ever: Ashton Carter

WASHINGTON: India-US military relationship is the "closest it has been ever" and the two countries are exercising together by air, land and sea for the first time, America's Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said. He underlined that the two great democracies have done a strategic and technological "handshake". "America's regional partnerships are growing in number and strength. The US-India military relationship is the closest it's ever been. Great nation, large democracy," Carter in his remarks aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego yesterday. "Through our strategic handshake with America's reaching west in our re-balance and India reaching east in what Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi calls his Act East Policy, our two nations are exercising together by air, land, and sea." Never did that before, he noted. "There is also a technological handshake between the United Stat...

Full article: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/54598815.cms

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