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Ash Carter says India America destined to be strategic partners

  • Manohar Parrikar, Ash Carter, Ashton B. Carter, India America, USA
    Manohar Parrikar shakes hand with Ashton B. Carter

    “I believe it is an important stop because I believe India and the United States are destined to be strategic partners in the future,” Carter told

  • Manohar Parrikar, Ash Carter, Ashton B. Carter, India America, USA
    Manohar Parrikar with US Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter

    “It is a large country, it’s a rising military power, it is a democracy with which we share many common values and approaches to the world,” he added.

  • Manohar Parrikar, Ash Carter, Ashton B. Carter, India America, USA
    Manohar Parrikar shakes hand with US Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter

    The defence secretary went on to describe India a “major defence partner” and the recent relations between the two countries as “strategic handshakes.”

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