WASHINGTON - Noting that US President Barack Obama views India as one of his top foreign policy priorities, a senior White House official has said that the United States has an enormous stake in New Delhi's emergence as a global power.
"President Obama is committed to forging a long term truly global partnership with India, recognizing India's increasing role as a 21st century power. President Obama views India as one of his top foreign policy priorities and one of the important bilateral relationships," Michael Froman, deputy national security adviser on international economic affairs, said in his address to the US India Business Council (USIBC).
"We have an enormous stake in India's emergence as a global power. India is of course the world's largest democracy and soon to be perhaps the most populous country. It's economy is growing at a rate that envies the industrialised nations and has the potential to be a significant driver of global economic growth," he said reflecting the views of the White House on India ahead of the third India-US Strategic Dialogue.
India's participation, he said, is important for meeting increasing global challenges, be it the challenges facing now in the global economy, future of trade and climate, infrastructure or fighting the war against terrorism.