The two leaders acknowledged U.S. President Barack Obama's successful January visit to New Delhi this year and agreed to follow up on key outcomes from that visit, it said.
"They agreed to continue to build momentum under the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), including the completion of two 'pathfinder' project agreements," it said.
Carter reaffirmed support for the Knowledge Partnership in Defense Studies, pointing to education as a strategic enabler and voicing enthusiasm for working with India to shape the strategic thinking of the next generation of military leaders. The two leaders also discussed many issues of mutual concern, including the Asia-Pacific, regional security, counter-terrorism.
Carter commended India's rapid humanitarian assistance following the tragic earthquake in Nepal and expressed gratitude for India's assistance in searching for the missing UH-1 Huey and its crew, the statement said.