U.S. wants deeper relations with India: White House

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Mar. 10 (ANI): United States wants to have deeper relations with India, the White House said while expressing confidence that the two countries would continue to enhance ties under the Trump administration.

"I think he has talked about during the campaign and the transition establishing a deeper relationship with Prime Minister Modi and U.S. -- India and businesses. And I think as we move forward in terms of our foreign policy, we'll have further updates on that," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters yesterday at his daily news conference.

"But as you know very well, he spoke very clearly and frequently about the relationship that we have and hope to continue to grow with India," he added.

Condemning the killing of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and other injured in an alleged racial attack at Kansas, Spicer urged the Americans to stand up for the principles that unite them.

"I think the President -- whether it's the event that happened in Kansas City, other events, the attacks on Jewish community centers that continue to plague us -- we saw another report this morning of some unfortunate activity. I think we've got to continue to call it out, we've got to continue to root it out, we've got to continue to engage law enforcement, whatever is the applicable level of law enforcement depending on the event," Spicer said.

"It's something that I think all Americans should be outraged and disgusted by -- and stand up for the principles that unite us, and that's what the President spoke so eloquently about during his joint address, and made it very clear that while certain policies may divide us as individuals, there are certain principles that can unite us," he added. (ANI)