Hostile Pakistan keeps India on continuous alert: US lawmaker
Washington: Islamic insurgents are a constant threat, spreading terror and elsewhere in India, an American lawmaker said on Thursday and encouraged his Congressional colleagues to support New Delhi in its own struggle against terror.
‘India faces geopolitical dangers and regional. Insurgents are a continuous threat, spreading terror and elsewhere in India. We should support the authorities in Delhi’ Congressman Francis Rooney said.
At an address on the floor of the US House of Representatives to recognise the critical relationship with’ally’ India, the Republican Congressman from Florida stated he had a meeting with India’s ambassador to the United States of America, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, lately to discuss the Essential problems facing India and also the importance of the bilateral relationship between India and the US.
India also faces an increasingly competitive and assertive China that has been export its malign impact.
‘the behaviour of China is destabilising India’s near-abroad, saddling its allies as was the case with the port project in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. India is on alert with a shaky and hostile state to their west — Pakistan,’ Rooney said. Asserting that India is a trading partner with the United States, the Congressman stated India accounts for approximately three per cent. Likewise, the United States is India’s second largest trading partner, accounting for 16 per cent of India’s exports.
‘think about the negotiation of a free trade arrangement, and We have to continue to work towards strengthening our trade relationship with India, increasing foreign direct investment,’ he explained. Noting that the United States and India share the very same values, he said that’going ahead, our relationship with India will grow in value.’ ‘By sharing the very same values, we inherently discuss concerns and interests. We must continue working together to face dangers abroad, strengthen our relationship, and advance the reason for democracy and liberty ‘ Rooney said.
Rooney is the American lawmaker in recent days to make a statement favourable later Pete Olson and Congressmen George Holding to India.