Washington: The United States of America wished India on her Independence Day and said that both the countries enjoy close friendship which flourished into a strategic friendship.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of India on your Independence Day.”
The United States and India have enjoyed close ties of friendship since the US supported India’s independence 72 years ago. Our shared democratic values, strong people-to-people ties, and commitment to economic growth further cemented our relationship. Over the past two decades, our friendship has flourished into a strategic partnership, and we now cooperate on a range of important issues, from defence and counter terrorism to freedom of navigation and cutting-edge science, including in space. ”
India and US are now having close ties more than ever before. The strategic relationship of both the countries have benefited the two democracies. The United States is looking towards India not only as a bulwark against the growing China but also as an economic partner. With a strong government at the Center, India is slowly turning out to be a great global player.