James Mattis was in New Delhi last month and held talks with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Sitharaman had ruled out any troop contribution in Afghanistan and said it will continue to provide development assistance to the country.
“A long-term strategic security relationship with India is critical to ensuring freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean,” Dunford said during his re-confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
With China focused on South China Sea, Lall hopes that India has an opportunity to help create and lead a regional balance of power to protect its interests in the Indian Ocean region by building maritime engagements with regional and extra-regional partners.
Harris refrained from giving any answer on India and the United States starting to share information about Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean region. “I don’t want to answer the question, because I don’t want to imply that I’m sharing intelligence, or anything like that.”
In India, the promise of equal empowerment through education and employment has not been fulfilled by successive governments ruling at the Centre over many decades. Modi promised a faster economy and more jobs, although he hasn’t delivered on either.
Benefits outweigh costs of India, US intimacies
In conversation with Praveen Swami, National Editor, Strategic and International Affairs, the Ambassador will also shine light on the political and social debates ahead of a crucial election year in the US.
US President Barack Obama on Monday announced $1 billion dollar lending support to Indian small and medium enterprises through Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Phil Shaw, chief executive, Lockheed Martin India, in an e-mail interview elaborates on the company’s strategy for its growth in India.
At the invitation of Modi, Obama will be in New Delhi as the chief guest of the Republic Day parade on January 26.
The Obama Administration will focus significantly on India-US economic and financial partnership.
Two sides likely to announce key policies today.
The club faced threat of closure after New Delhi questioned membership to “non-diplomats”.
With the US, Modi has signalled a promising turn towards pragmatism and purposefulness.
PM Narendra Modi said developed countries should “understand” the challenges of poverty in developing nations.