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U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (Republican - Texas) and Maggie Hassan (Democrat - New Hampshire) called on Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in New Delhi today. During the meeting, Raksha Mantri expressed satisfaction over the progress made in the partnership between India and U.S. and discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral defence relationship. He termed U.S. as the world’s oldest democracy and one of the most important and trusted partners of India.
Saying that India - U.S. cooperation has seen tremendous growth in the last five years, Shri Rajnath Singh expressed hope that the strategic partnership will expand and flourish further in the coming years.
Raksha Mantri appreciated the role played by the U.S. 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 attended the meeting.