The United States regards India as an “incredibly valuable and close counter-terrorism partner” with a bright future for bilateral cooperation in combating the menace.
Speaking to reporters in a conference call at the end of the conference on Law Enforcement Efforts to Defeat ISIS, US Counterterrorism Coordinator Nathan Sales said the stage has been set for “a really powerful partnership” with meetings between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“India is an incredibly important, incredibly valuable and incredibly close counterterrorism partner of the US,” Sales said, adding: “I think the future is very bright for US-India counter-terrorism corporation.”
Sales referred to the series of designations of terror outfits that have been announced by the Trump administration, including ones related to threats faced by India.
“We are working with our partners in the region to develop a shared understanding of the threat that these organisations pose to us in the US and pose to local governments. We are also working with those partners to develop a set of responses,” said Sales, referring to the US’s counter-terrorism work in South Asia.