US Wants Leadership Role for India in Asia-Pacific

February 22, 2016 6:13 PM

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India's leadership is sorely needed in the Asia-Pacific region, and the United States is prepared to cooperate with India "as never before" on the high seas, a top U.S. diplomat said Monday.

The U.S. ambassador to India, Richard Verma, said the cooperation was not aimed at China, even though Washington sees the presence of Chinese missiles in the South China Sea as evidence of the militarization of the area.

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