Us Defence Secretary

  • Chuck Hagel sworn-in as new US Defence Secretary February 27, 2013

    Washington: Former Republican senator Chuck Hagel was on Wednesday sworn-in as the new US Defence Secretary, in the midst of a controversy over his remarks that India "financed problems" for Pakistan in Afghanistan. Sixty-six-year-old Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday after a bruising confirmation...
  • Pakistan needs to address IED issue: Panetta February 15, 2012

    Washington: The US is pushing Islamabad to address the issue of prevalence of Pakistan-manufactured improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan that continues to be a major point of friction between the two countries. US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told lawmakers on Tuesday that IED is the major reason of casualties of American...
  • Panetta again counts India as a challenge for US January 6, 2012

    Washington: For the second time in less than two months, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said that the country is facing challenges from rising powers in Asia - China in particular and also includes India in 21st century. "We have got the challenges of dealing with rising powers in Asia....
  • Former US defence secretary Robert McNamara dies July 7, 2009

    Washington: Robert McNamara, former US defence secretary, businessman and later head of the World Bank, has died at the age of 93. The Washington Post newspaper reported his death on its online edition on Monday after being informed by McNamara's family. McNamara was defence secretary throughout most of the Vietnam war, from...
  • US nudges India on N-deal, says 'clock is ticking' February 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Nudging India to conclude the civil nuclear deal at the earliest, the US on Wednesday said 'the clock is ticking' and there is an 'open question' on whether the Congress will be able to take it up 'beyond this summer and September'. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates also made...
  • US Defence Secy to meet Advani, discuss N-deal February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Even as India negotiates a safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency, External Affairs Minister, Pranab Mukherjee has firmed up plans to visit the US next month with the Indo-US Nuclear deal as the focal point of his visit. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is in town and...
  • Senate approves Gates as defence secy June 21, 2007

    Washington: US Defence Secretary-designate Robert Gates has achieved the unanimous approval of a Senate panel that cleared his name for the post after a lengthy quizzing session during which the President George Bush nominee told lawmakers that US is not winning the war in Iraq. The 21-member Senate Armed Services Committee...