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Eric Garcetti, US President nominee for next envoy to India, has said that he intends to increase US efforts to strengthen India’s capacity to secure its borders.
What are the key statements given by the upcoming US Envoy to India?
On India’s geographical Position: India is situated in a tough neighbourhood. Hence, US will make all efforts to strengthen India’s capacity to secure its borders, defend its sovereignty and deter aggression.
The efforts will be made through information sharing, counterterrorism coordination, joint freedom of navigation patrols and military exercises and sales of our best defence technologies.
On Climate Change: The US will work closely with India to support a similarly bold approach to promoting green energy through the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and through the Agenda 2030 Climate and Clean Energy Partnership.
On imposing CAATSA or waiving sanctions on India for the S-400 missile system deal with Russia: He said that he would advocate for the continued diversification (moving away from Russia) of India’s weapons programme and bring up the threats to US security systems if such diversification did not occur.
Source: This post is based on the article “Boost India capacity to secure its borders: Incoming US envoy” published in Indian Express on 15th Dec,2021.