During a press conference held on January 05, the US Ambassador to India, Kenneth I Juster said, "The US and India are committed to strengthening our defence and security cooperation. In the past 4 years, we have purposely deepened this cooperation to keep our nation safe from a growing array of threats and to provide security beyond our own borders. We recognise that India desires to produce more of its military equipment within the country and the United States looks forward to our growing partnership in this effort." He then added, "United States is committed to this region and India. America's support to India is clear across political spectrum."