It is important that US does more with India, says former PACOM Commander

Updated: Feb 9 2023 10:39AM

Washington, Feb 9 (PTI) The US must do more with India and send an envoy to New Delhi soon, a retired top American admiral and commander has told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on the Chinese threat to America's national security.

There has been no US Ambassador to India for more than two years now, the longest period of absence of an American envoy in New Delhi. The Senate is yet to confirm the Biden administration's nomination of Eric Garcetti, the former Los Angeles Mayor as the US Ambassador to India.

“It is important that we do more with India. It's important that we get an ambassador there so that a Senate-confirmed ambassador representing the president would be in place. But we haven't had one now for over two years,” Admiral (rtd) Harry Harris, who headed US Indo-Pacific Command for three years, told members of the House Armed Services Committee during the hearing on the Chinese threats to US National Defence.