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'India-US shared vision opens way for future opportunities'

IANS  |  New York 

US said that his recent visit to was a "critical opportunity" to strengthen ties between the two navies with their shared vision of an open region.

"Our mutual commitment and shared vision for a free and open enables even more opportunities for the future," a US press release quoted him as saying after his visit ended on Tuesday.

Richardson met India's and other senior military and national security officials during his three-day visit to

"We took the opportunity during the visit to discuss specific steps that will set the stage for further cooperation between our two navies.

"This visit provided a critical opportunity to strengthen the partnership between the and the US Navy," said Richardson.

He praised Lanba, who is retiring later this month, saying he has had "a very impactful term as of the Indian Navy".

"He has been a for a closer partnership between our two navies, and we've made significant progress.

"Our mutual commitment and shared vision for a free and open enables even more opportunities for the future," Richardson added.

The US Navy said that Richardson also met the US of India, to discuss how to further strengthen relations between the two countries and navies.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 08:32 IST
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