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US in touch with India regarding ‘over-the-horizon’ help: Blinken – Times of India


WASHINGTON: The United States is in touch with India regarding the over-the-horizon capabilities and plans, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken instructed Congress.
The so-referred to as over-the-horizon capabilities Biden has repeatedly touted make figuring out and placing terrorists with aerial surveillance and drones launched from outdoors the nation.
In the aftermath of the Afghanistan withdrawal and evacuation, the White House has promised the American individuals an “over-the-horizon” technique to combat any transnational terrorism threats emanating from Afghanistan.

When requested whether or not the Biden administration has reached out to India as a potential staging space for future over the horizon forces capabilities, Blinken stated that the Biden administration is deeply engaged with India.
President Biden and his Administration’s spokesmen stated that the U.S. will depend on an “over-the-horizon” (OTH) functionality to establish threats and “act quickly and decisively if needed.”
Congressman Mark Green of Tennessee on Monday requested whether or not the US reached out to India as a potential staging space for the over the horizon forces.
“I’m talking Northwest India as a potential because we all know, Qatar, and are the Doha the other places are just a little bit too far, Kuwait, all that. What about Northern India and have you reached out, have you thought about that,” he stated.

Replying to it, Blinken stated: “Let me just say generally Congressman, we’re deeply engaged with India, across the board, with regard though to any specifics about over the horizon capabilities and the plans that we put in place, it will continue to put in place.”
Green appreciated Blinken’s reply saying: “I am glad to at least know that there’s an opportunity to talk”
“I think that’s very fair and I appreciate you saying that and I’m glad to at least know that there’s an opportunity to talk about that because I think that, from my standpoint is an opportunity we should, we should seize,” he stated.
The Biden administration’s “over-the-horizon” technique in Afghanistan is drawing critical questions from lawmakers and counterterrorism consultants, because the U.S. withdrawal shifts calculations about threats and capabilities.
Critics say that Biden and his workforce have but to supply sufficiently detailed plans or explanations about their counterterrorism technique to lawmakers conducting oversight.
United States President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet later this month first-in individual quad leaders assembly in Washington and are all set to have a bilateral alongside.



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