On July 31, 2014 Secretary Kerry co-chaired the fifth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue with the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Secretary Kerry was accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and officials from other U.S. agencies including the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and NASA. Discussions of bilateral and regional issues included U.S.-India economic ties, counterterrorism efforts, regional security initiatives, people-to-people ties, and other facets of the strategic partnership. It was the first U.S. cabinet-level visit to New Delhi since the new Indian Government was elected, and it underscored the strategic importance of the U.S.-India relationship.
Strategic cooperation working groups will address nonproliferation, counterterrorism and military cooperation. Here are some of the activities between the two governments that are advancing strategic cooperation.
- India and the U.S. Partnering to Shape the 21st Century, July 20, 2015 (Joint op-ed by Ambassadors Verma and Arun K. Singh in Huffington Post)
Beyond the strategic and economic ties, our people continue to bring us closer together.
- “The United States and India: A Relationship on the Move” Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at IIT-Madras, July 13, 2015
This is the new normal – India as the global strategic, political and economic player.
- Secretary of Defense Carter’s Visit to India, June 3, 2015
Minister Parrikar and Secretary Carter discussed the India-U.S. defense relationship, and the broader India-U.S. strategic partnership, and reaffirmed their commitment to expand and deepen the bilateral defense relationship. The two also reviewed the existing and emerging regional security dynamics. (Photos)
- Developments in South and Central Asia: Remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Richard E. Hoagland, June 2, 2015
We’re expanding that cooperation not just because India is the region’s geographic anchor, and not just because it’s the world’s fastest-growing major economy, but because it’s a country with which we share many core values and many common interests.
- “U.S.-India Space Security Cooperation: A Partnership for the 21st Century”: A/Secretary Frank A. Rose at Observer Research Foundation, March 5, 2015
- Opening Statement by Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, March 3, 2015
Defense cooperation is one of the pillars of the India-U.S. partnership and greatly benefits the security and prosperity of both countries.
- U.S.-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region, January 25, 2015
Regional prosperity depends on security.
- U.S.-India Joint Statement साँझा प्रयास - सबका विकास” – “Shared Effort; Progress for All” January 25, 2015
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Cooperation, July 31, 2014
Together, our two countries are meeting the evolving security challenges of the 21st century.