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WORLD NEWS | Look forward to continued development, boosting ties with Indian military: Pentagon

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (PTI) The Pentagon said the United States looks forward to continuing to develop and promote its relationship with the Indian military.

“The United States and India have a great partnership. We look forward to continuing to grow and advance our relationship with the Indian military,” Pentagon press secretary Air Commodore Pat Ride told reporters at a news conference here on Friday.

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Defense trade between India and the US, which was almost negligible in 1997, now exceeds $20 billion.

At a news conference last month, Ryder said India was a “model” for a country that chooses the United States for security assistance, stressing that it was ready for any response that would keep them away from Russia.

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India has come under fire from U.S. lawmakers, including Republicans and Democrats, for opting to abstain from a U.N. vote condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

US officials have expressed concern over India’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile system.

In October 2018, India signed a $5 billion deal with Russia to buy five S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems to bolster its air defenses, although the then-Trump administration warned that continuing the contract could invite U.S. sanctions.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)


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