“India Has The Desire To Be An Independent Powerful State”, Said White House Official
White House Asia coordinator Kurt Campbell made a big statement about America’s bilateral relations with India. The official said that India would be another great power while responding to a question about their bilateral relations with India at the Aspen Security Forum meeting.
• White House official Kurt Campbell sees India as the most important bilateral relationship for the US
• India has been a strategic partner of the US for 20 years
• Indo-US relations have deepened more than with any other country
What Did Kurt Campbell Say On India?
Kurt Campbell said he didn’t know of any bilateral relationship that was being deepened and strengthened more rapidly than the United States and India over the last 20 years. The United States needed to invest even more of its capacity, and build people-to-people ties, working together on technology and other issues.
India had a unique strategic character. It won’t be an ally of the United States. It had the desire to be an independent, powerful state and it would be another great power. There were reasons to believe that their strategic alignment was growing across the board in almost every arena, Campbell said.
What Did Kurt Campbell Say On Joe Biden?
Campbell acknowledged that there were probably voices in Indian bureaucracy that was against Joe Biden taking the Quad to the leader level. But when President Biden made the direct appeal repeatedly to Prime Minister Modi, Indians decided that it was in their interests.
He said that he was thrilled about Australian Prime Minister Albanese inviting the US in 2023 for a major Quad meeting that Americans thought would extend their coordination, and cooperation, not just in Southeast Asia, and the Indo-Pacific as well.