India, Pakistan are close allies of US, says Ashton Carter

11 Apr, 2016 2:40 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has on Monday said that the Pakistan and India are friends and close allies of the United States and the US doesn’t differentiate between the two countries.

Addressing Council of Foreign Relation in India, Ashton Carter said that the US is working closely with Pakistan to eliminate menace of terrorism.

He said that

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter began a three-day trip to India on Sunday amid heightening tensions between Washington and Beijing over China’s growing power in the region.

The visit will be an important step in the implementation of some of the key decisions being taken by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last two years, local media reports said.

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