Palin calls for stronger Indo- US ties

March 20th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin New Delhi, Mar.20 (ANI): United States lawmaker Sarah Palin has stressed the importance of Indo- American ties, in a speech she gave on her visit to India, saying they are based on the shared values of freedom and free-market capitalism.

Addressing a crowd of Indian business leaders, professionals and socialites in Delhi, she said that Indo- US relations were “key to the future of our world.”

In an apparent reference to China, she said: “We’re going to need each other, especially as these other regions rise,” CBS News reports.

She questioned China’s military growth, saying that it’s piling up of ballistic missiles, submarines and “new-age, ultramodern aircraft” were not justified since it did not face any threat from other nations.

The ex-Alaska governor’s, visit to India is a rare foreign venture and also includes a stop in Israel, leading people to believe that raising speculations that she wants to polish her foreign policy credentials ahead of a possible 2012 presidential run. (ANI)

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