• 25 June, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.

US values bilateral relationship with India: White House

Wed, 22 Jun 2022   |  Reading Time: < 1 minute

Washington, Jun 22 (PTI) The United States values its bilateral relationship with India, the White House said Tuesday noting that in the context of the Russia every country has to make its decision.

“India is a very key strategic partner in the Indo-Pacific region. And there’s many ways that that partnership represents itself, both in defence and security, economic as well,” White House Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby told reporters.

“We will let Indian leaders speak to their economic policies. What I can just tell you is we value this bilateral relationship with India and we continue to want — obviously, every country has to make their decisions for themselves,” he said when asked about the Indian decision to purchase oil from Russia.

“These are sovereign decisions. But we want as much pressure put internationally on Russia as possible. There needs to be costs and consequences for what Mr Putin is doing,” Kirby told reporters at a White House news conference.

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Kalidan Singh

Jun 23, 2022
What we must come to accept is that it is our poor foreign policy that precipitated American support for all things Pakistan, which emboldened them in 1965 and 1971. Americans are for democracy, but the American government unfailingly supported the military dictatorship of Pakistan. Why? Because all Indians are smarter that everyone else, I am sure everyone knows the answers, and their answers are the right ones and everyone else's are the wrong ones. Be that as it may. If we can now forge a relationship of win-win, I hope we can pursue it with vigor. I know what America wants: contain China, a market for American goods. I know what India wants: contain China and a market for Indian goods. This alone should make for a great marriage. US is prone to lecturing, so is India. That can get in the way; lecturing America about the past is a useless exercise. We are both democracies; nothing should be allowed to get in the way of a strong bilateral relationship.

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