US Senator proposes India to be made strategic defence partner of Washington permanently

In a major move, a top American Senator has made a Congressional legislation to make India a strategic defence partner of the United States on a permanent basis. Also, he said that Washington will begin working with countries like India, Japan, and South Korea to tackle the threat of Chinese surveillance.  

Saying that China had emerged as a major problem for the US firms doing businesses in that country and expressing concern over intellectual theft, Democratic Senator Mark Warner, Chairman of Senate Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in an interaction with members of the US India Security Council said that the United States will work with countries like India, Japan, and South Korea to tackle the threat from China. 

Also, co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, Mr. Warner said that he has sponsored an amendment to the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) act to make New Delhi a permanent strategic defence partner of Washington.  

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