20 Jul '17, 3am

Pentagon pulled up by US Senate for not appointing point person for India

Pentagon pulled up by US Senate for not appointing point person for India

The Pentagon has been pulled up by a powerful US Senate panel for not appointing its point person for America's "key security partner" India to coordinate and expedite bilateral defence cooperation. The Senate Armed Services Committee, in its report running into more than 600 pages, has voiced concern over the growing gap between the overarching goals of the Indo-US defence ties. The panel, which passed the annual National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018, pulled up the Pentagon for not appointing the point person for India in the Department of Defence to coordinate and expedite bilateral defence cooperation. Appointing such an individual would bring a refined approach to prioritising defence cooperation and aligning it with missions like maritime awareness and anti-submarine warfare and eventually joint naval patrol of the Indian Ocean, the report said. "As a rising ...

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