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Carter Says US, India Destined To Be Strategic Partners

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By Lisa Ferdinando

Because of their strong ties and many commonalities between their interests and their people, the United States and India are “destined to be strategic partners in this century,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Goa, India, yesterday.

Carter spoke to reporters at the start of a two-week trip that also takes him to the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The visit to India is another step in the “important security relationship between the United States and India,” he said, adding that ties with India are important to the United States.

Carter, who is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, said his discussions will include technology projects and other areas that “reflect the closeness of the U.S.-India strategic relationship.”

U.S. Respects India’s Independent Strategic Interests

To underscore just how important the relationship is, Carter said, Parrikar is “one of the most important defense ministers in the world for me to interact with under any conditions.”

The United States, he said, respects India’s own independent strategic interests.

“We know that India works with other countries as well, but we very much appreciate the collaboration with the United States,” he said. “It’s one of the strongest we have.”

Discussions are expected to include aircraft carrier, jet fighter, and jet engine collaboration, as well as “exciting new projects,” Carter said last week.

The visit to India and the Philippines is part of the focus on the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, while the secretary’s stops in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will include talks on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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    April 13, 2016 at 6:27 pm
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    Wishful thinking on the part of this bombastic, arrogant, over sold, fully propagandized and fully mesmerized, marinated stooge, in his own ‘exceptionalism’ and ‘entitlement’ beliefs, an example of the “Washington Egomania Cult”, ‘Whites come first’ assuming creature and wallows inthe notoriously corrupt U.S. Dollar. Does this ashole realize India now builds Russia’s planes:
    The Sukhoi PAK FA is a twin-engine jet fighter being developed by Sukhoi for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype for PAK FA. The PAK FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs globally. The PAK FA, a fifth generation jet fighter, is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian inventory and serve as the basis of the Sukhoi/HAL FGFA being developed with India. While the U.S. F-35 is a dead inthe water dud that cannot be delivered due to corruption and has gone nearly tenfold in price due also to corruption and sad management abilities of the Americans.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_PAK_FA.

    And: China moves in with infrastructure and commerce in the north and a Pan Eurasian Rail system for commerce and passengers.
    U.S. is ‘a day late and a dollar short’ and India has seized the moment and will prosper as “part of”, not “in deference to”, the fantastic multipolar economic web China is achieving, even a train from central China to France has happened, is a concrete fact. America must understand: Their supply lines to this Pan Eurasian Continental Land mass is limited to Air/ship travel only, and culturally, Americans and their strained racist psycho consumerism culture simply does not fit on this landmass of many smaller units of people more likely to desire a Hero 150 cc turbo diesel motorbike made in India over a GMC Denali pickup truck priced so high as to eliminate itself from all Pan Eurasian markets?

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