Huge progress in U.S. partnership: Minister
Caps U.S. visit with trip to Hawaii
India and the U.S. are global partners in defence and regional security, a top American Commander has said, as Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman toured the headquarters of the strategic Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii before concluding her maiden visit to America.
Ms. Sitharaman described her U.S. visit as part of her endeavour to “take forward the bilateral defence cooperation”.
Noting that the India-U.S. relationship in defence had acquired the dimensions of a strategic partnership over the last decade, she said the two countries had made considerable progress.
The Minister capped her trip with a visit to Hawaii, the headquarters of what earlier this year was renamed the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command or INDOPACOM.
Officials said the U.S. was learning a way forward” in meeting India’s needs and aspirations.