US Defence Secretary Gates calls on Manmohan Singh

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New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here last evening.

The two leaders reportedly discussed the bilateral defence and strategic relationship.

Gates, who is on a two day visit to India, also met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna amidst a desire by the United States to step up military co-operation.

The visit of Gates signifies the first high-level talks between the two countries after Manmohan Singh's visit to the US last November.

His visit comes at a time when India-US relations are at their best in decades. (ANI)

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