Indian-American legislator Urges the US to Supply India with More Strategic Arms

By siliconindia   |   Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 05:48 Hrs
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Indian-American legislator Urges the US to Supply India with More Strategic Arms

US Congressman Ro Khanna said he has been leading the initiative to have the US provide more strategic arms to India to protect itself against China on its border

FREMONT, CA: Ro Khanna, an Indian-American Congressman, urged that the Biden Administration should provide India with additional strategic armaments to defend itself against China on its border. Khanna remarked that back in his time in Congress, he had been leading the initiative to have the US offer more strategic arms to India to protect itself against China on its border. Mr. Khanna is determined to ensure that India could choose US weapons over Russian weapons. In a meeting with the community leader Ajay Bhutoria, they discussed ways to strengthen US-India ties at all levels, including people to people, business to business, and industry to industry.

Bhutoria also remarked that both democracies, India and the United States, are essential for global stability, particularly in the Indo-Pacific area. The Quad, which includes Australia, Japan, India, and the United States, plays a vital role in countering China's influence. To counter China's influence, the US needs to strengthen its defense alliance with India and deliver the necessary armaments to India.

Rohit Khanna is an American politician, lawyer, and scholar who has served in the United States House of Representatives since 2017. A Democratic Party candidate, he defeated eight-term Democratic Representative Mike Honda in the general election on November 8, 2016, despite being a party member. From August 8, 2009, to August 2011, Khanna was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama. Khanna identifies himself to be a progressive capitalist. He is one of only six members of the United States House of Representatives and ten members of Congress. They do not accept campaign money from political action committees (PACs) or businesses.

The Hindu's Varghese K. George described Khanna as "an unequivocal and ardent advocate of a pluralist America, and India-US connections," who "reject Hindutva and its narrow nationalism for the same reason. Every American politician of Hindu faith must stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva, and speak for equal rights for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Christians, Khanna said in a statement directed at Tulsi Gabbard, a statement that was criticized in a letter published by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and signed by "a record number of 230 Indian-American organizations in the US," who also objected to Khanna.