New Delhi: US Senators Ted Cruz from Texas and Maggie Hassan from New Hampshire called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh here on October 11. During the meeting, Rajnath expressed satisfaction over the progress made in the partnership between India and US and discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral defence relationship.
Defence Minister termed the US as the world’s oldest democracy and one of the most important and trusted partners of India. And India – US cooperation has seen tremendous growth in the last five years, and he expressed hope that the strategic partnership will expand and flourish further in the coming years.
Rajnath 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.
US Ambassador to India Mr Kenneth Juster and officials of Ministry of Defence were also present during the meet.