The Pentagon official in charge of financing America's current and future wars downplayed concerns that trade disputes were spilling into the industrial base.
The deal is widely seen as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's response to China's rising influence in the Indian Ocean.
The Maldives' new pro-democracy government could push the country closer to India, the world's largest democracy, after a period of strong ties with China.
Mattis and his staff completed a five-day trip with stops in San Diego, New Delhi, Kabul and Abu Dhabi. He would clock more than 22,000 flight miles and 42 hours aboard planes, helicopters, and cargo aircraft.
If India's retaliatory tariffs against Washington's steel and aluminum import dues go ahead, that could push the White House to respond with targeted actions.
The news comes as India's Goods and Services Tax turned one year old on July 1.
As India's stock markets soar to record highs, equities could be in a sweet spot that has prompted one emerging market investor to consider the asset class a "safe haven."
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have continued to lend in tandem to African countries.
The leaders of the world’s two largest emerging economies have both just visited the tiny, landlocked African country of Rwanda.
New Delhi may intensify its crackdown on radical cells in Kashmir risks as Modi makes national security a priority ahead of 2019 elections.
India made the case for an Asset Reconstruction Company to tackle the debt that is crippling state-owned banks. Experts say the plan is likely not enough.
The cluster of tiny atolls is viewed as politically drifting away from Delhi and toward Beijing.
The five-star property boasts certain security advantages over other luxury hotels.
India does not consider the Indo-Pacific region an exclusive club, the nation's prime minister, Narendra Modi, said Friday.
Indians are discovering a quick — though super-expensive — route around the long wait for an American permanent residency.
Now that the White House is reaching out to Kim Jong Un, New Delhi likely wants to follow suit.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party made big gains in the Karnataka state election, though political uncertainty over the outcome roiled financial markets.
A "normal" relationship between India and China will only be possible if the two countries can agree on a solution to their long-running border dispute, says Manoj Joshi of the Observer Research Foundation.
The Sino-Indian summit could be a new departure for neighbors who realize there is no alternative to a constructive political, economic and security engagement, Michael Ivanovitch writes.