U.S. Senate passes provision to give India NATO ally-like status

The U.S. Senate has passed a legislative provision National Defense Authorisation Act  for India. The act will bring India at par with America’s NATO allies which will increase U.S.-India defence cooperation in the Indian Ocean in the areas of humanitarian assistance, counter terrorism, counter-piracy and maritime security. The act has been passed for the fiscal year 2020.

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Source: The Hindu

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