US Navy Chief in Asia Stresses India’s Role in Regional Stability

By Kyodo News 20 November 2020

TOKYO—A US Navy chief in Asia said Thursday that India plays an important role as a member of the regional defense grouping known as the Quad, which also includes the United States, Australia and Japan, in enhancing regional stability at a time of China’s growing clout.

“India is very committed to improving this Quad relationship, and the overall impact is just a more stable region,” Vice Admiral William Merz, commander of the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet, said in an online roundtable briefing.

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