US Secretary of State John Kerry, who had arrived India on Monday for his three-day visit, has now extended his stay in India before he would be leave for China to join President Barack Obama at the G-20 Summit.
In his interview with a leading daily, the US Secretary of State has said that the “US and India have ties few other countries have — our commitment to the democracy, the values we share about the humanity and human rights. That is a bond we share with only a handful.”
When he was questioned about India’s concern over the expansionist China, Kerry said: “When India and China bump up against each other we feel the vibrations”.
He further mentioned that he does not think there should be further any linkage between India’s National Security Guard membership and also its achievement of the climate change goals. He underlined his support to the NSG membership for India.
John Kerry, US Secretary of State
Despite many of the attempts made by him as well as US President Barack Obama, India lost its NSG bid due to the opposition by a few countries, said Kerry.
“Some countries were concerned if we let India in, what would be the further standards for the other remaining non-NPT members to be admitted?”
He added that the US has tried its best to allay concerns of the naysayers, with putting forward ideas on how to make that evaluation.
“We’ll see President Xi Jinping at the Hangzhou G-20 summit. We want to make it happen before the year-end,” said the US leader.
The visiting Secretary of State further said that the US is and will make all efforts to push Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif to further take action against terror groups.