NEW DELHI: With China aggressively building new aircraft carriers and a blue-water navy to flex its muscles in the Indian Ocean Region, Washington is betting big on New Delhi to counter Beijing's expansionist ambitions.
US top navy officer Admiral Mike Gilday has said that India will be a crucial partner for America in the future and play a vital role in countering China, reported Nikkei Asia.
"I've spent more time on a trip to India than I have with any other country because I consider them to be a strategic partner for us in the future," Gilday, America's highest-ranking Navy officer, told an in-person seminar in Washington.
According to the report, Gilday said that India presents China with a "two-front problem".
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