The Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, Gen. Richard D. Clarke, visited with Indian defense officials and U.S. Embassy New Delhi today. The meetings are part of a routine visit through multiple countries in Asia.
Clarke began the trip honoring India’s fallen service members by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial.
“We are proud to recognize the efforts of all those who’ve fought and defended India,” Clarke said. “Laying this wreath reminds us of what our respective countries have given to protect our ways of life. We thank India’s service members who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice and we appreciate the work of all those who protect India today.”
After the ceremony, Clarke met with Indian defense officials. They discussed ways India and the United States can continue working together to improve defense partnerships and grow interoperability.
“Our partnership with India is vital in the Indo-Pacific, and our teamwork helps provide security throughout the region,” Clarke said. “Whether we’re training together in exercises, or cooperating in many other areas, our relationship with India is strong and continues to grow. I want to thank the Indian defense team for their leadership, friendship, and commitment to ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”