The meeting was organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) to discuss how the U.S. and India can work together to grow and innovate in the aerospace and defence industries.
Congressman George Holding, another Co-Chair of the Congressional India Caucus and Ed Royce, Chairman of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee were also present during the meeting.
"I look forward to continuing this discussion when I travel with a Congressional delegation to India next year," Bera said.
Carter hosted an informal dinner at the Pentagon last night for Parrikar who is on his maiden visit to the US as the Defence Minister. The two leaders will have formal discussions at the Pentagon today and Parrikar would be provided with an enhanced honour cordon by Carter. The two leaders are scheduled to address a joint news conference after that. Parrikar would be addressing the Pentagon correspondents for the first time.