- US extolled India on its emergence as a leading global power
- US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price calls India an important participant in the Indo-Pacific region
The US labels India “one of the most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region”. On Tuesday; the US extolled India on its emergence as a leading global power.
The US State Department spokesperson Ned Price released a statement during a press conference saying “India is one of the most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region to us. We welcome India’s emergence as a leading global power and its role as a net security provider in the region.”
He also added “We cooperate on a wide range of diplomatic and security issues, including defence, non-proliferation, regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, environment, health, education, technology, agriculture, space and oceans, and that list is not exhaustive,”
India is now a non-permanent member of the UNSC. It has been the largest trading partner, with total bilateral trade increasing to USD 146 billion in 2019.
Price also mentioned the conversation between US State Secretary Antony Blinken and external Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
In the context of which he said “Secretary Blinken today spoke with his Indian counterpart Foreign Minister Jaishankar. I think I would start by saying that the US-India comprehensive strategic partnership is both broad as well as multifaceted. We will continue to engage at the highest levels of pour government to deepen cooperation on many fronts and we are confident that the strong and upward trajectory of our partnership will continue.”
“We are closely monitoring the situation. We know the ongoing talks between governments of India and China and we continue to support direct dialogue and a peaceful resolution of those border disputes,” Price says sharing his opinion on the India-China border disputes.