Defence secretary nominee wants to solidify strategic partnership with India


Defence Secretary nominee Mark T Esper has told lawmakers that he wants to solidify the enduring strategic partnership with India.

“If confirmed, my overall guiding objective for our relationship with India would be to solidify an enduring strategic partnership underpinned by strong defence cooperation with an Indian military able to collaborate effectively with the United States to address shared interests,” Esper told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

In a written response to questions, Esper said the Trump administration would continue to bolster the overall defense relationship through senior-level engagement such as the 2+2 ministerial dialogue. Read More

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