Washington: India and the US Navy are conducting war exercises in the Indian Ocean. In a press conference held on Tuesday, United States Secretary of Defense Mark T. said, “I want to highlight our growing defense cooperation with India, one of the most important defense relations of the 21st century.” We did our first joint military exercise last November. ‘
He said, ‘As we speak today, the USS Nimitz is conducting joint exercises with the Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean, demonstrating our shared commitment to strong naval cooperation and support to an independent and open Indo-Pacific.’
On the current situation between India and China
On the border dispute between India and China, Mark T said, ‘We are clearly monitoring the situation between India and China very closely, what is happening along the Line of Actual Control and we are very happy to see That both sides are trying to avoid this situation.
He added, “China’s military exercise on and around disputed facilities is apparently inconsistent with its commitment in the 2002 declaration on the conduct of parties in the South China Sea. While we hope that the CCP will change its ways, we should be prepared for the alternative. ‘