U.S., JMSDF and Indian Naval Forces Conclude Malabar 2018

Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. William Knight pao@ctf70.navy.mil June 19, 2018 Release #032-18 By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann, USS Antietam (CG 54) Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – Trilateral maritime exercise Malabar 2018 was conducted off the coast of Guam from June 7 through June 16. Initiated in 1992 ... Read More»

Full Transcript: Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster’s Inaugural Policy Address

U.S.-India Relations: Building a Durable Partnership for the 21st Century Dr. Mohan:  Good afternoon.  I’m Raja Mohan, the Director for Carnegie India.  I’d like to welcome you all for this very special session with the new U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster.  He’s the new Ambassador, but I think he’s an old friend of India’s, ... Read More»

Pearl Harbor Departs Goa, India

America Amphibious Ready Group Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 Commander, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Release Number: AMAARG#21 Written by USS Pearl Harbor (LHS 52) Public Affairs GOA, India – The Whidbey Island-class (cargo variant) amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed Goa, India, after a scheduled ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Tillerson on the United States’ Engagement in South Asia

Washington, DC This evening, President Trump announced the new integrated strategy for the U.S. approach to South Asia that will require diplomatically engaging Pakistan, Afghanistan and India to create the conditions for stability in the region. This new strategy signals clear support for the Afghan people and government. We will continue to support the Afghan ... Read More»

Remarks by CDA Carlson at U.S.-India Peacekeeping Cooperation in Africa Welcome Reception

It is a sincere pleasure to be here today to celebrate the great work we’re doing together on UN peacekeeping and our growing cooperation with African partners.  I’d like to thank Secretary Ghanashyam, Lieutenant General Cheema, Lieutenant General Singh, and all the Center for UN Peacekeeping officials for all of your support and collaboration.  I ... Read More»

Malabar exercise helps ensure that India, Japan, US are ready to protect shared interests in the Indo-Pacific

July 11, 2017 | Op-Ed by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson in the Times of India Billions of dollars’ worth of commerce and millions of tons of cargo move through the Bay of Bengal each year, but this week the Bay is especially active as vessels from the US Navy, Indian Navy, and the Japanese Maritime ... Read More»

Indian, Japanese and U.S. maritime forces to participate in Malabar 2017

Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2017, in mid-summer 2017. Malabar 2017 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia ... Read More»

Visit of U.S. National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster

U.S. National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster departed India today after productive meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.  NSA McMaster emphasized the importance of the U.S.-India strategic relationship and reaffirmed India’s designation as a Major Defense Partner.  The two sides discussed a range ... Read More»

Defense Secretary Meets With Indian National Security Advisor

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Pentagon today to discuss the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the role of both nations in cooperating to uphold international laws and principles, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in a  statement  following the meeting. Read More Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at Vivekananda International Foundation Conference

Remarks on Countering Violent Extremism (As prepared for delivery) Good morning ladies and gentlemen.  It’s a pleasure to join such an esteemed group of experts and practitioners for this very salient conference on countering violent extremism.  I’d like to thank our host, the Vivekananda International Foundation, and General NC Vij for kindly inviting me to ... Read More»

“Advancing Shared Values,” Remarks by Amb. Richard R. Verma at National Law University

Law School and Beyond Professor Singh, Mrs. Nath, faculty and student body of the National Law University, it is a great pleasure to be invited to give the Seventeenth Annual Bodh Raj Sawhny Memorial Oration today. I am especially pleased to be giving this address in your Moot Court Hall. It’s good to be back ... Read More»

Department of Justice and Indian Investigators Hold Workshop to Discuss Countering Terrorist Internet Use

In partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Investigation Agency, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI held a workshop with India’s top counterterrorism investigators and prosecutors to discuss countering terrorist internet use.  The workshop took place in New Delhi over a two-day span, and focused on the threat ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Verma at U.S.-India Expert Workshop on Countering Terrorist Use of the Internet

(As Prepared for Delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction.  It’s a great pleasure to be here at this workshop with such an impressive group of law enforcement officials and experts.  I understand we have participants from a number of countries, including India, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  I’d like to especially ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force Secretary Discusses Future Air Force to Air Force Cooperation with Defense Leaders

DELHI – U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James departed Delhi August 28th following meetings with Indian defense leadership. During her three-day stay she met with various senior defense leaders including Secretary Department of Defence Production Ashok Kumar Gupta, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Birender ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma to Mark U.S.-India Peacekeeping Cooperation in Africa

(As prepared for delivery)  Minister Akbar, General Rai, thank you for your leadership and for hosting this wonderful reception.  It is a sincere pleasure to be here to celebrate the great work we’re doing together on UN peacekeeping and our growing cooperation with African partners.  I’d like to especially acknowledge my counterparts from the African ... Read More»

“United States and India: Total Security Partners” – Remarks by Ambassador Verma at the Heritage Foundation

Thank you Assistant Secretary Biswal, Ambassador Singh, distinguished panelists and guests. It’s good to be back in Washington for Prime Minister Modi’s historic visit and to have this opportunity to reconnect with so many close friends. Selfishly for me, it’s a welcome reprieve from the Delhi heat – the temperature there today is 107 degrees! ... Read More»

Remarks by Sec. of Defense Ash Carter on “America’s Growing Security Network in the Asia-Pacific” at Council on Foreign Relations

New York | April 8, 2016 (As Delivered) Good afternoon everyone, and, Richard, thanks. Thanks so much for those words, for decades of friendship, your leadership here at the Council, and above all for your public service, which continues, as Richard is a member of the Department’s Defense Policy Board, we count on him for ... Read More»
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