Indian Navy Taking On Houthis Helps US, Says Official
Photo: Pyatt posted this image while in India where discussion included electric vehicles.
WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) – US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Geoffrey R Pyatt on February 6, lauding the Indian Navy’s action against the Houthis and said it shows India’s capacity as a net security provider in the wider region and benefits the United States.
Pyatt said, “We are living through a moment of unprecedented turmoil in the international system. What’s happening to global container shipping as containerized shipping has been rerouted, and what impact has that had on inflation? The Indian Navy intervened to save a tanker ship that was on fire because of a Houthi missile strike. It was the Indian Navy that came to the rescue of that ship. It illustrates India’s capacity as a net security provider in the wider region, which benefits the United States.”
He also said that US-India trade relations cannot be characterized flatly as a ‘Chapati’ but have now become big and puffed up like a ‘Puri’.
On his recent visit to India, Pyatt said, “One of the key frameworks for our cooperation with India in high technology areas is the iCET framework. Our national security advisors have recently decided to add critical minerals and clean energy technology to the ISET as a new pillar. We seek to push the pace of deployment to empower collaboration between our laboratories in areas of innovation.”
Pyatt visited New Delhi and Hyderabad from January 26 – 31.