ADVISORY: Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, to Speak on Expanding U.S.-India Defense Partnership

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, September 30, 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 of Defense Chuck Hagel, Deputy Secretary Carter has led the Department of Defense’s efforts to expand and deepen the U.S.-India 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.-India defense relationship following the September 27, 2013, meeting in Washington, D.C., between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama.


Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Keynote address:
Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense

Rich Verma, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Monday, September 30, 2013
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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