Hegde is a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka.
With inputs from PTI roughly the same as with a horse and coach a century earlier. it should be feasible to ensure tamper-proof data. risked endearing Washington to one Asian power while alienating another.Tillerson said the world needed the US and India to have a strong partnership He said the two nations share goals of security free navigation free trade and fighting terrorism in the Indo-Pacific and serve as "the eastern and western beacons" for an international rules-based order which is increasingly under strain He also had a discussion with John J Hamre CEO for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Here is the full text of the statement given by Tillerson at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington DC on18October 2017 as well as the discussion which followed: Secretary Tillerson: Well thank you so much John and it is a real pleasure to be back in the building And I was asking John if the building was meeting all the expectations that we had when this project was undertaken and I see so many faces in the room that were a big part of bringing this to a reality I think he told me there’s four simultaneous events going on today and I said “Perfect That’s exactly what we had in mind” So I also want to thank many of you in the room for the 11 years great years I had serving on the board of trustees here and your mentorship of me And I learned so much during the time I was here in those engagements And I thank John for his friendship He was a dear friend throughout that time And it really has been important to my ability to do what I’ve been asked to do to serve the country So again it is a real pleasure to be here and thankful for the opportunity to be back in this building US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on India-US relations AP So first let me wish everyone a happy Diwali to all our friends in the United States in India around the world who are celebrating the Festival of Lights Generally fireworks accompany that I don’t need any fireworks; I’m getting too many fireworks around me already (Laughter) So we’ll forgo the fireworks My relationship with India dates back to about 1998 so almost 20 years now when I began working on issues related to India’s energy security And I’ve had many trips to the country obviously over those many years And it was a real privilege to do business with the Indian counterparts then and it’s been a great honor this year to work with the Indian leaders as Secretary of State And I do look forward to returning to Delhi next week for the first time in my official capacity This visit could not come at a more promising time for US-Indian relations and the US-India partnership As many of you know this year marks the 70th anniversary of relations between our two countries When President Truman welcomed then-Prime Minister Nehru on his visit to Washington he said and I quote “Destiny willed that our country should have been discovered in the search for a new route to yours” I hope your visit too will be in a sense of discovery of the United States of America The Pacific and the Indian Oceans have linked our nations for centuries Francis Scott Key wrote what would become our national anthem while sitting aboard the HMS Minden a ship that was built in India As we look to the next 100 years it is vital that the Indo-Pacific a region so central to our shared history continue to be free and open and that’s really the theme of my remarks to you this morning President Trump and Prime Minister Modi are committed more than any other leaders before them to building an ambitious partnership that benefits not only our two great democracies but other sovereign nations working toward greater peace and stability Prime Minister Modi’s visit in June highlighted the many areas of cooperation that are already underway in this new area of our strategic relationship Our defense ties are growing We are coordinating our counterterrorism efforts more than ever before And earlier this month a shipment of American crude oil arrived in India a tangible illustration of our expanding energy cooperation The Trump administration is determined to dramatically deepen ways for the United States and India to further this partnership For us today it’s plain to see why this matters India represents the world’s largest democracy The driving force of our close relationship rests in the ties between our peoples – our citizens business leaders and our scientists Nearly 12 million American visitors traveled to India last year More than 166000 Indian students are studying in the United States And nearly 4 million Indian Americans call the United States home contributing to their communities as doctors engineers and innovators and proudly serving their country in uniform As our economies grow closer we find more opportunities for prosperity for our people More than 600 American companies operate in India US foreign direct investment has jumped by 500 percent in the past two years alone And last year our bilateral trade hit a record of roughly $115 billion a number we plan to increase Together we have built a sturdy foundation of economic cooperation as we look for more avenues of expansion The announcement of the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit ever to be hosted in South Asia to take place in Hyderabad next month is a clear example of how President Trump and Prime Minister Modi are promoting innovation expanding job opportunities and finding new ways to strengthen both of our economies When our militaries conduct joint exercises we send a powerful message as to our commitment to protecting the global commons and defending our people This year’s Malabar exercise was our most complex to date The largest vessels from American Indian and Japanese navies demonstrated their power together in the Indian Ocean for the first time setting a clear example of the combined strength of the three Indo-Pacific democracies We hope to add others in coming years In keeping with India’s status as a Major Defense Partner – a status overwhelmingly endorsed last year by the US Congress – and our mutual interest in expanding maritime cooperation the Trump administration has offered a menu of defense options for India’s consideration including the Guardian UAV We value the role India can play in global security and stability and are prepared to ensure they have even greater capabilities And over the past decade our counterterrorism cooperation has expanded significantly Thousands of Indian security personnel have trained with American counterparts to enhance their capacity The United States and India are cross-screening known and suspected terrorists and later this year we will convene a new dialogue on terrorist designations In July I signed the designation of Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization because the United States and India stand shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism States that use terror as an instrument of policy will only see their international reputation and standing diminish It is the obligation not the choice of every civilized nation to combat the scourge of terrorism The United States and India are leading this effort in that region But another more profound transformation that’s taking place one that will have far-reaching implications for the next 100 years: The United States and India are increasingly global partners with growing strategic convergence Indians and Americans don’t just share an affinity for democracy We share a vision of the future The emerging Delhi-Washington strategic partnership stands upon a shared commitment upholding the rule of law freedom of navigation universal values and free trade Our nations are two bookends of stability – on either side of the globe – standing for greater security and prosperity for our citizens and people around the world The challenges and dangers we face are substantial The scourge of terrorism and the disorder sown by cyber attacks threaten peace everywhere North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missiles pose a clear and imminent threat to the security of the United States our Asian allies and all other nations And the very international order that has benefited India’s rise – and that of many others – is increasingly under strain China while rising alongside India has done so less responsibly at times undermining the international rules-based order even as countries like India operate within a framework that protects other nations’ sovereignty China’s provocative actions in the South China Sea directly challenge the international law and norms that the United States and India both stand for The United States seeks constructive relations with China but we will not shrink from China’s challenges to the rules-based order and where China subverts the sovereignty of neighboring countries and disadvantages the US and our friends In this period of uncertainty and somewhat angst India needs a reliable partner on the world stage I want to make clear: with our shared values and vision for global stability peace and prosperity the United States is that partner And with India’s youth its optimism its powerful democratic example and its increasing stature on the world stage it makes perfect sense that the United States – at this time – should seek to build on the strong foundation of our years of cooperation with India It is indeed time to double down on a democratic partner that is still rising – and rising responsibly – for the next 100 years But above all the world – and the Indo-Pacific in particular – needs the United States and India to have a strong partnership India and the United States must as the Indian saying goes “do the needful” (Laughter) Our two countries can be the voice the world needs to be standing firm in defense of a rules-based order to promote sovereign countries’ unhindered access to the planet’s shared spaces be they on land at sea or in cyberspace In particular India and the United States must foster greater prosperity and security with the aim of a free and open Indo-Pacific The Indo-Pacific – including the entire Indian Ocean the Western Pacific and the nations that surround them – will be the most consequential part of the globe in the 21st century Home to more than three billion people this region is the focal point of the world’s energy and trade routes Forty percent of the world’s oil supply crisscrosses the Indian Ocean every day – through critical points of transit like the Straits of Malacca and Hormuz And with emerging economies in Africa and the fastest growing economy and middle class in India whole economies are changing to account for this global shift in market share Asia’s share of global GDP is expected to surpass 50 percent by the middle of this century We need to collaborate with India to ensure that the Indo-Pacific is increasingly a place of peace stability and growing prosperity – so that it does not become a region of disorder conflict and predatory economics The world’s center of gravity is shifting to the heart of the Indo-Pacific The US and India – with our shared goals of peace security freedom of navigation and a free and open architecture – must serve as the eastern and western beacons of the Indo-Pacific As the port and starboard lights between which the region can reach its greatest and best potential First we must grow with an eye to greater prosperity for our peoples and those throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans By the year 2050 India may boast the second largest economy in the world India’s population – with a median age of 25 – is expected to surpass that of China’s within the next decade Getting our economic partnership right is critical Economic growth flows from innovative ideas Fortunately there are no two countries that encourage innovation better than the United States and India The exchange of technologies and ideas between Bangalore and Silicon Valley is changing the world Prosperity in the 21st century and beyond will depend on nimble problem solving that harnesses the power of markets and emerging innovations in the Indo-Pacific This is where the United States and India have a tremendous competitive advantage Our open societies generate high-quality ideas at the speed of free thought Helping regional partners establish similar systems will deliver solutions to 21st century problems For that to happen greater regional connectivity is essential From Silk Routes to Grand Trunk Roads South Asia was for millennia a region bound together by the exchange of goods people and ideas But today it is one of the least economically integrated regions in the world; intra-regional trade has languished – sitting at around 4 or 5 percent of total trade Compare that with ASEAN where intra-regional trade stands at 25% of total trade The World Bank estimates that with barriers removed and streamlined customs procedures intra-regional trade in South Asia would nearly quadruple from the current $28 billion to over $100 billion One of the goals of greater connectivity is providing nations in the Indo-Pacific the right options when it comes to sustainable development The Millennium Challenge Corporation is one model of how we can achieve it The program is committed to data accountability and evidence-based decision-making to foster the right circumstances for private investment Last month the United States and Nepal signed a $500 million compact agreement – the first with a South Asian nation – to invest in infrastructure to meet growing electricity and transportation needs in Nepal and to promote more trade linkages with partners in the region like India The United States and India must look for more opportunities to grow this connectivity and our own economic links even as we look for more ways to facilitate greater development and growth for others in the region But for prosperity to take hold in the Indo-Pacific security and stability are required We must evolve as partners in this realm too For India this evolution will entail fully embracing its potential as a leading player in the international security arena First and foremost this means building security capacity My good friend and colleague Secretary Mattis was in Delhi just last month to discuss this We both eagerly look forward to the inaugural 2+2 dialogue championed by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi soon The fact that the Indian Navy was the first overseas user of the P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft which it effectively fields with US Navy counterparts speaks volumes of our shared maritime interests and our need to enhance interoperability The proposals the United States has put forward including for Guardian UAVs aircraft carrier technologies the Future Vertical Lift program and F-18 and F-16 fighter aircraft are all potential game changers for our commercial and defense cooperation The United States military’s record for speed technology and transparency speaks for itself – as does our commitment to India’s sovereignty and security Security issues that concern India are concerns of the United States Secretary Mattis has said the world’s two greatest democracies should have the two greatest militaries I couldn’t agree more When we work together to address shared security concerns we don’t just protect ourselves we protect others Earlier this year instructors from the US and Indian Armies came together to build a UN peacekeeping capacity among African partners a program that we hope to continue expanding This is a great example of the US and India building security capacity and promoting peace in third countries – and serving together as anchors of peace in a very tumultuous world And as we implement President Trump’s new South Asia strategy we will turn to our partners to ensure greater stability in Afghanistan and throughout the region India is a partner for peace in Afghanistan and we welcome their assistance efforts Pakistan too is an important US partner in South Asia Our relationships in the region stand on their own merits We expect Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups based within their own borders that threaten their own people and the broader region In doing so Pakistan furthers stability and peace for itself and its neighbors and improves its own international standing Even as the United States and India grow our own economic and defense cooperation we must have an eye to including other nations which share our goals India and the United States should be in the business of equipping other countries to defend their sovereignty build greater connectivity and have a louder voice in a regional architecture that promotes their interests and develops their economies This is a natural complement to India’s “Act East” policy We ought to welcome those who want to strengthen the rule of law and further prosperity and security in the region In particular our starting point should continue to be greater engagement and 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