On Tuesday, the United States called India “one of the most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region” Furthermore, the United States said it supports and welcomes its emergence as a leading international power.
During a press briefing, Ned Price made various statements. He is the US State Department spokesperson. Ned said, “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”.
“We cooperate on a wide range of diplomatic and security issues, including defense, 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”. He further added in his statement.
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Ned also welcomed the tenure of India as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), adding that the US remains India’s largest trading partner, with total bilateral trade rising to USD 146 billion in 2019.
The communication happened between the US and India very recently. The conversation between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Minister of Foreign Affairs S Jaishankar was also mentioned by the State Department spokesman.
“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”. The statements further said.
Later, he also made statements regarding India-China issues on the border dispute. He said, “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.”
Finally, during the briefing, he also talked about the United States’ concerns regarding the intimidating behaviors and actions by Beijing. He said that we are concerned by Beijing’s pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighboring countries.