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US seeks ambitious relationship with 'global power' India

Pompeo says 'Quad is revived' and calls for democracies to unite

U.S. President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a news conference in New Delhi in February.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- The U.S. desires a "new age of ambition" in its relationship with India and sees the country as a rising defense and security partner in the Indo-Pacific and globally, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

"We see each other for what we are, great democracies, global powers and really good friend," he said, signaling the Trump administration's intent of building up the relationship as a counterbalance to China.

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