In what comes as a big escalation in the India-US relations, the US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to enhance defence cooperation with India. The US Senate approved a bill worth USD 760 billion which will be mainly dedicated to strengthening India-US defence relations. With defence being a major mutual interest between India and the US not only will be India-US ties deepen but India can have a larger control over South Asia.
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In 2016, the United States recognised India as a ‘Major Defence Partner,’ This designation allows India to procure modern day defence technologies from the US. This enduring India-US defence ties will help India counter Pakistan’s and Chinese aggression.
The bill has already been approved by the Senate. However, the bill will now be deliberated upon by the Senate and the House. Once it is approved by a joint committee only then it would be headed to the White House for the signatures of the US President, Donald Trump.
The Senate through this bill has expressed that the United States should look to have a larger cooperation in defence partnership with India. This bill could hold a great significance for the future course of India-US relations.
Indian Set To Acquire Apache AH-64E Helicopters
Earlier, as EurAsian Times reported, the induction of Apache Helicopters is going to give the Indian Defence Forces a major boost. The US has approved the deal under which 6 Apache AH-64E helicopters will be sold to the worlds fastest growing defence industry, India. This must be seen as a major overhaul to the Indian defence forces, which is all set to acquire the lethal Apache Helicopters from the US.
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As reported by EurAsian Times earlier, the United States withdrew from the UNHRC on Tuesday. The Global Community was left appalled when the US announced its withdrawal from the UNHRC. The United States declared its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), in response to the international probe ordered by the UNHRC to investigate the killings of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The UNHR voted in favour of the probe last month. The US has also accused the UNHRC of being chronically biased towards Israel.
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