America has great opportunity to improve capability of India’s defence forces, says US commander

By: PTI | Washington |
Published: February 15, 2018 9:28 am

US said it will continue the mil-to-mil relationship with the Indian armed forces. (File Photo)

The United States needs to be creative in how it insists India on signing the foundational agreements, which the US considers important for enhanced bilateral defence cooperation with India, a top American commander told lawmakers on Thursday. “I think we need to be creative in how we insist on that application in India and work with the Indians so that together we can come to a place where we can realize this major defence partner moniker,” Admiral Harry J Harris, Commander of the US Pacific Command, told members of the House Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing.

In 2016, India was designated as Major Defence partner by the then Obama Administration,…

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