The USA will proceed to foster a stronger defence partnership with India, the Pentagon stated on Friday.
“We very a lot respect our relationship with India on a defence stage. We proceed to foster a stronger defence partnership with India and that’s one thing that I believe you will proceed to see us do going ahead,” Pentagon Press Secretary Pat Ryder informed reporters at a information convention right here.
In 1997, defence commerce between India and the US was virtually negligible, as we speak it stands above USD 20 billion.
Responding to a query, Ryder stated China stays the “pacing problem” for the Division of Protection.
“We do respect the partnership that we now have with India and different nations within the Indo-Pacific area in terms of preserving particular person nations’ sovereignty and abiding by the worldwide rules-based order that has preserved peace and stability for a few years,” he stated.