Former US Defense Secretary Ash Carte dies due to heart attack

New Delhi: Former US Defense Secretary Ash Carter died due to heart attack on Tuesday at the age of 68. Carter served as the 25th US Secretary of Defense under Barack Obama. He was widely praised for lifting restrictions on the transgender community serving in the country’s military.

Biden calls Carter man of exceptional integrity 

US President Joe Biden remembered Ash Carter as a man of exceptional integrity at his death. In a statement issued by the White House, Biden said that when I think of Ash Carter, I think of a man of extraordinary integrity.

Biden said that I was vice president at the time, and together with President Obama, we relied on Ash Carter’s advice to ensure our military’s preparedness, technological advances and responsibilities for the women and men of the largest fighting force in the history of the world. was.

Barack Obama expressed condolences

Former US President Barack Obama said, “Today we mourn the passing of former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Michelle and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Ash’s wife, children and everyone who loved him.”

S Jaishankar condoled Carter’s death

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar condoled Carter’s death on Twitter. Jaishankar wrote in a tweet, “Deeply shocked to learn about the passing of former US Defense Secretary Ash Carter.” Jaishankar said that he was a strong supporter of our defense relationship. He was also a global strategist.

Known as a defense thinker and strategist, Carter was a nuclear expert, a three-time Pentagon executive budget guru and academic.

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