A senior Pentagon official has said that relations between India and the US have become stronger than ever before and both countries are focusing on the future given the current situation in the Indo-Pacific region.
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A senior Pentagon official has said that relations between India and the US have become stronger than ever before and both countries are focusing on the future given the current situation in the Indo-Pacific region. US Assistant Secretary of State for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Dr. Ellie S. Ratner said that the US is supporting India’s ability to maintain the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region. Dr. Ratner said this during a conversation with a group of journalists.
He said that India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is scheduled to meet Defense Minister Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon on Monday. He said that this meeting is taking place after Austin’s long phone talks with India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
Historically intensifying between America and India
Ratner said that in the light of recent talks, it is clear that the relationship between the US and India is deepening historically. He said that America is supporting India’s military modernization. He said that the US is happy with the recent remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he said that “today’s era is not a time of war”.
During his meeting with Putin in the Uzbekistan city of Samarkand on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit last week, Modi told the Russian President, “Today is not a time of war and I have spoken to you on the phone about it.” .’ “We are pleased with Prime Minister Modi’s comments (on the Ukraine issue) last weekend,” Ratner said.