US defence secretary meets Parikkar

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) On a three-day visit to India, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on Wednesday met Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

The meeting took place at South Block after Carter, heading a high-level delegation, laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial at India Gate, the World War I monument.

He is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday.

This is Carter’s first visit to India as defence secretary.

Carter, who arrived in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, has visited the Eastern Naval Command and the indigenous stealth frigate, INS Sahyadri.

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