U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will deliver a keynote address at the Center for American Progress on the Defense Department’s efforts to expand U.S.-India defense cooperation, including in defense trade. Under the direction of Secretary Hagel, Deputy Secretary Carter has led the Department of Defense’s efforts to expand and deepen the U.S.-Indian defense partnership. Having recently returned from a trip to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Deputy Secretary Carter will discuss U.S. priorities in South Asia and share Afghan, Pakistani, and Indian views on regional security as the United States draws down and transitions its military presence in Afghanistan. He will also provide context on the U.S.-Indian defense relationship following the September 27, 2013 meeting in Washington, D.C. between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama.
Please join the Center for American Progress and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter for a discussion of the U.S.-India strategic and defense partnership and the Obama administration’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.