US strategic partnership with India

The US is looking for a long-term strategic partnerships with India as it has a tremendous capability to be a security guarantor in South Asia.

US looking for strategic partnerships with India: Locklear

Washington: The US is looking for a long-term strategic partnerships with India as it has a tremendous capability to be a security guarantor in South Asia, but America’s ties with Pakistan poses challenge to the bilateral relations, a top American military leader said on Tuesday.

“While US-Indian relations remain on an upward trajectory, we recognise there are impediments that must be overcome in the relationship. Process issues in the Indian bureaucracy and Indian concerns about US-Pakistan relations are examples of challenges to achieving the strategic partnership we seek,” Admiral Sameul J Locklear, Commander of the US pacific Command said during a Congressional hearing.

“The Deputy US Secretary of Defence Carter’s India Defense Trade Initiative, however, has great potential to overcome much of the inertia and institutional red tape that has hampered our ability to expand cooperation,” Locklear said in his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.

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Source: ZeeNews.

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