Defence relationship with India on excellent path: Pentagon

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Washington, January 5
The India-US Defence relationship is on an “excellent path” and will continue to be so in the next administration and beyond, the Pentagon has said, days ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“The (Defence) secretary’s (Ashton Carter’s) commitment to this (India-US) is clear. We think the defence relationship with India is on an excellent path and will continue to be so in the next administration and beyond,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters at a news conference.
Known as a friend of India and strong believer in a robust India-US defence relationship, Carter is the only American defence secretary to have so many trips to India and included New Delhi in his farewell overseas trip as well. In his previous capacity, Carter was instrumental in the path-breaking India US Defence Technology and Transfer Initiative (DTTI), under which the two countries have started several joining development and co-production projects.
“Our relationship with India, you’ve seen the commitment made by this department and this Secretary of Defence and this administration to improving our defence relationship with India,” Cook said.

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