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US wants to work with India on security, economy, says Boucher

US wants to work with India on security, economy, says Boucher
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First Published: Wed, Sep 19 2007. 02 56 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Sep 19 2007. 02 56 PM IST
Washington, 19 September The US today said it wants to work with India in areas of global peacekeeping, regional foreign policy, security and economy.
The Bush administration said it is quite aware of what the requirements of India are in leading-edge technologies and remains very focussed on what has to be done.
“When we say we welcome India’s emerging as a major power, we mean it. That is a statement we made and it has a lot of ramifications,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher said at a meeting on Capitol Hill.
“We want to work with India in people-to-people areas, in economic areas, regional foreign policy areas, global-United Nations type issues like peacekeeping. And we want to work with India on the security of the region, India’s security and security issues,” the senior State Department official said.
“So we are prepared to look at any prospective sales in that light. We want to be competitive. We know what Indian requirements are and we know what others can provide.”
“We want to make sure that India has the advantage of the best technology in the world, which is American... we are focussed in what we have to do,” he said.
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