India, which remains a strategic mate for the US, is free to decide on its station on any particular extremity or contingency around the world, including in the Middle East, the White House has said.
The reflections by John Kirby, fellow for Strategic Dispatches at the National Security Council in the White House, came in response to a question if the US sees any part for India in resolving the Middle East extremity given that New Delhi has good relations with both Israel and Palestine.
Hamas markswomen launched an unknown assault on Israel from the Gaza Strip on 7 October, killing further than 1,400 people and taking further than 200 hostages.
Israel has been carrying out strikes on Gaza since also in response and has now also launched a ground descent. further than 10,500 people have been killed in Gaza, according to the Hamas- run health ministry.
” India is a crucial strategic mate, and I suppose you saw that on full display when Prime Minister( Narendra) Modi was then,” Kirby told journalists at a news conference on Wednesday, pertaining to the Indian Prime Minister’s state visit to the US in June.
” But we’ll leave it to the Indian government and to the high minister to decide what their station is going to be on any particular extremity or contingency around the world, to include the Middle East,” Kirby said.
India had described Hamas’smulti-pronged attack on Israeli metropolises on October 7 as terror strikes but at the same time called for strict observance of the transnational philanthropic law following enterprises over mercenary casualties in Gaza in view of Israel’scounter-offensive.
” They( India) remain a crucial strategic mate. And we are devoted to advancing that cooperation every single day,” Kirby said.