US for better ties with India

Senator McCain says US wants Indian economy to grow

New Delhi: The United States has high levels of expectations about a new momentum in India’s economic growth under the new government, US Senator John McCain on Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said he wanted to take the relationship “to a new level”.

Senator McCain, while meeting Mr Modi, told him of the “keen desire” in the US to revitalise the strategic partnership. Mr Modi said he was looking forward to his September visit to Washington.

The PMO added in a statement: “The PM conveyed his desire to further deepen and expand the strategic partnership, based on our shared values and interests, sensitivity to each other’s concerns and tangible progress across the full spectrum of bilateral relations.”

Mr Modi said that that the success of democratic countries and their cooperation will bring peace, stability and prosperity to the world.

The leaders also discussed the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The Prime Minister expressed concern over the increased threat of terrorism across the world, and reiterated that the fight against terror should be a global priority for humanitarian forces,” the PMO statement added.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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