US policy of ‘Rebalance’ and India’s “Act East’ policy complimented each other: Ashton Carter

Newsroom24x7 Staff

US Defence Secretary Ashton B. Carter called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016.
US Defence Secretary Ashton B. Carter called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016.

New Delhi: US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed that the US policy of ‘Rebalance’ and India’s “Act East’ policy complimented each other.

During his meeting with the US Secretaty of Defence, Prime Minister Modi expressed satisfaction at the progress in bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries, and expressed hope that discussions with the framework of the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative between the two countries would progress along his vision of ‘Make in India’ in the defence sector.

Secretary Carter conveyed that the US viewed India a close strategic ally and an enduring partner and that both sides were moving from the buyer-seller relationship towards a manufacturing partnership.

Both of them also exchanged views on the regional situation, including in the South Asia and the Asia Pacific region.