US echoes India's views in rejecting China's opposition to 'Yudh Abhyas' exercise

Updated: Dec 2 2022 5:42PM

New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) The US on Friday echoed India's reaction in rejecting China's opposition to an India-US joint military exercise near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Uttarakhand and asserted that it is "none of their business".

Ambassador Elizabeth Jones, the newly-appointed US Charge d'Affaires to New Delhi, also said that Washington's interest is in supporting New Delhi's efforts to become more capable and its capacities are directed in ways it believes to be important.

In an interaction with a group of journalists, she said the US's ties with India is one of its "most consequential" relationships and that Washington sees a natural partnership between the two sides in a range of critical areas including defence technology and climate change.