US Senators Ted Cruz (Republican – Texas) and Maggie Hassan (Democrat – New Hampshire) called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday. During the meeting, the Defence Minister expressed satisfaction over the progress made in the partnership between India and US and discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral defence relationship.
Singh appreciated the role played by the US in countering terrorism. He reiterated the Government of India’s commitment to work with the international community in combating the menace plaguing the world.
He termed US as the world’s oldest democracy and one of the most important and trusted partners of India.
Saying that India – US cooperation has seen tremendous growth in the last five years, Rajnath Singh expressed hope that the strategic partnership will expand and flourish further in the coming years.
US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and officials of Ministry of Defence attended the meeting.