Indian-American lawmaker Ro Khanna on Tuesday advocated for the need for providing more strategic weapons to India by the administration of US President Joe Biden. So that New Delhi can defend its borders from China. Khanna said that while in Parliament, I have been leading the initiative by the US to provide more strategic weapons to India so that it can defend its borders from China.
America should choose weapons instead of Russia
“I will continue to find ways to ensure that India chooses American weapons over Russian weapons,” Khanna said in a statement after meeting Indian-American community leader Ajay Bhutoria. Khanna and Bhutoria held talks on strengthening US-India ties at all levels. Bhutoria said India and the US need each other especially in the Indo-Pacific region and for global stability.
India-US partnership effective against China
Bhutoria said that the formation of the Quad together with the US, India, Australia and Japan is working to balance China’s influence. To challenge China’s influence, the US needs to build a strong defense partnership with India and provide India with the necessary weapons. US lawmakers are critical of India’s current policy on Russia and that is why they are emphasizing on India-US partnership.