According to a White House official, India will be another big power and will not be an ally of US

India will be another big power and will not be an ally of US

A top White House official stated that India will not be an ally of the United States, but rather another great power and that no other bilateral relationship has been “deepened and fortified” more swiftly than the one between the two countries during the last 20 years.

A brief about according to a White House official, India will be another big power and will not be an ally of US

Responding to a question about India at the Aspen Security Forum in Washington, Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator, stated that India is the most significant bilateral relationship for the United States in the twenty-first century.

“The fact is, I don’t know of another bilateral relationship that is being expanded and enhanced more rapidly than the United States and India over the last 20 years,” the top White House official told a Washington audience. According to him, the United States needs to invest even more in its capabilities, as well as strengthen people-to-people ties and collaborate on technology and other concerns.

“India has a distinct strategic personality. It will not be an ally of the United States. It aspires to be an autonomous, powerful state, and another great power. But I believe there are reasons to believe that our strategic alignment is improving in practically every area,” Campbell remarked.

He observed that there are barriers in both bureaucracies, as well as other problems.

“However, I believe that this is a partnership that should be ambitious. We should look at things that we can accomplish together, whether it’s in space, whether it’s education, whether it’s on climate, whether it’s on technology, and truly move in that direction,” he said.

The term “responsibility” refers to the act of determining whether or not a person is responsible for the actions of another person.

He claimed that the India-US relationship is not based solely on fear of China. “It is a deeper appreciation of the value of synergies between our societies,” he said, adding that the Indian diaspora in the United States provides a strong link.

Campbell stated that when President Joe Biden and his administration decided to elevate the Quad to the rank of leader, Indians were divided.

“There were undoubtedly voices in their bureaucracy that was against it. “However, after President Biden consistently made the direct appeal to Prime Minister Modi, they determined that this was in their best interests,” he stated.

According to a White House official, the US is working very constructively with its Indian partners on a big set of activities in Covid-19 vaccine delivery, marine domain awareness, and education.

“I’m delighted to say that Prime Minister Albanese of Australia has asked us in 2023 for a significant Quad meeting that we think will extend our coordination, collaboration, not just in Southeast Asia, and the Indo Pacific as well,” he said.

“I’m a big fan of the Quad. I believe it will continue to be an unofficial venue. But it has multiple lines of communication, and it’s led to strengthening and deepening of coordination between these four vital maritime democracies,” Campbell added.

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue consists of four countries: the United States, Australia, India, and Japan.

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