The visiting U. S. Defence Secretary, Ashton Carter, paid tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here on Wednesday.
He laid a wreath in the honour of the soldiers at the war memorial. Carter also wrote in the visitor's book here.
Carter, who is also leading a high-level delegation, is scheduled to meet Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today.
Carter will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India and U.
S is expected to sign a new 10-year defence framework, which was decided during the visit of U. S President Barack Obama in Delhi in January.
This is Carter's first visit to India as Secretary of Defence. He had earlier visited India in September 2013 and July 2012 as Deputy Secretary of Defence.
Carter, who arrived in Visakhapatnam yesterday, visited the Eastern Naval Command. He also visited the indigenous stealth frigate, INS Sahyadri there.