Parrikar leaves for US; discussion on logistics sharing agreement expected

| Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 21:05
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Manohar Parrikar, defence minister, India, US, logistic, Aston Carter, Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement

This is Parrikar's second visit to the US in eight months | Photo: IANS

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday left for a tour of the US, where he will be meeting Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on Monday, officials said.

The two sides are expected to discuss the logistics sharing agreement during the visit, sources said, even as there was no official word on possibility of the deal being sealed.

This is Parrikar's second visit to the US in eight months.

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During Carter's visit to India in April this year, India and the US had announced they will be signing a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement.

Parrikar will, during his tour, visit the 9/11 memorial at Pentagon, the US Cyber Command, Andrews Air Force Base, and Langley Air Force base and interact with US business industry associates during the first two days of his visit.

On Wednesday, he will be visiting the Boeing facility in Philadelphia, sources said. The minister will return for Delhi on Thursday.

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