4 days ago.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden was former US President Barack Obama's second in command. (Photo Credit: Instagram/Joe Biden)

  • Obama called for Americans to remember the sacrifices made by the members of the armed forces
  • Speaker Pelosi said she backs "safe, strategic and orderly departure" of US troops
  • Defense Secretary Austin said he seeks to continue the funding of Afghan Security forces

9 April.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
Dates of Lloyd Austin's trips are not yet confirmed. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will also travel to Germany, Britian and NATO headquarters
  • Austin will discuss "shared priorities" with Israel
  • Austin is set to leave Washington on Saturday

New Delhi, Mar 28 (PTI) India and the US on Sunday kicked off a two-day naval exercise in the eastern Indian Ocean Region, reflecting the growing congruence in their defence and military partnership.

24 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
North Korea has given the first signal of challenge to the Biden administration. (Representative Photo/Pixabay)

  • Two missiles were fired on Sunday, the official confirmed
  • The launches came after intelligence warnings that Pyongyang could be preparing such action
  • The official said the US detected the launches as they took place

23 March
The India-US talks came on the heels of the US-China acrimonious talks in Alaska which have been described by the BBC as' an unusually undiplomatic sparring match'. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin's visit to India marked the first official visit of senior member of US President Joe Biden's administration
  • Austin had mentioned in his Senate confirmation hearing on January 19 that his objective would be to keep ‘elevating the partnership’ with India
  • A potential purchaser of advanced weapon systems, it is essential for Biden to seek a closer diplomatic relationship with India

22 March.Jordan
The agreement was signed in January and approved last month. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The royal decree was published in the official journal this week
  • The agreement bypassed the parliament
  • Jordan Foreign Minister said the agreement was 'the fruit of long negotiations'

21 March.Kabul, Afghanistan
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday. (AFP File Photo)

  • Last week, US President Joe Biden said that the May 1 deadline would be 'tough' to meet
  • Austin said he would not comment on the deadline of troops withdrawal
  • "That's the... decision that the President (Biden) will make at some point in time," he said

20 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The statements comes after US Defence Secretary Austin and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh engaged in a high-level wide-ranging talks on mutual issues. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Austin parised India’s leadership role in Indo-Pacific region
  • He held talks with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh on Saturday
  • Austin called India an important partner amid changing international dynamics

20 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Lloyd James Austin III during their joint statement press conference at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. (PTI)

  • US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin held discussions with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Saturday
  • The two sides agreed to pursue enhanced cooperation between the Indian military and the US Indo-Pacific Command
  • 'Singh and I had a very productive discussion,' Austin said

20 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his American counterpart Lloyd Austin on Saturday held wide-ranging talk. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • US and India will discuss bilateral strategic ties, challenges of terrorism among other issues
  •  India is the third destination of Austin's three-nation first overseas tour
  • Austin visited the National War Memorial and paid tributes to India's fallen heroes on Saturday