After US President Donald Trump gave a leadership role to India in his new “America First Security Strategy”, New Delhi voiced appreciation for Washington laying importance to the bilateral relationship.
“We appreciate the strategic importance given to India-US relationship in the new National Security Strategy released by the US,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said late Tuesday in a response to queries.
“As two responsible democracies, India and the US share common objectives, including combating terrorism and promoting peace and security throughout the world,” Kumar said.
The new US security plan released on Monday said: “We will deepen our strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in the Indian Ocean security and throughout the broader region.”
Washington also pledged to increase quadrilateral cooperation with Japan, Australia and India. Read More…