An official at the US National Security Council announced that India is not considered an ally of the United States, and never will be, but the two countries will cooperate closely.
In a speech at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, Kurt Campbell, Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs at the US National Security Council, said, "India is a superpower, but it is not considered an ally of the United States and will never be an ally of the United States."
He continued, "But this does not mean that we will not be close partners and that we will not have many things in common. In this very way, the role that India will play in the international arena as a superpower must be understood."
Campbell stressed that the United States wants to develop and deepen relations with India, which are considered strong now, noting that relations with India are "one of the most solid relations that the United States has."