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Lawmakers move amendment bill to bolster Indo-US defence ties

The amendment has strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, as demonstrated by the fact that the House India Caucus Chairs (Congressmen Holding and Bera) sponsored it along with the Chair and Ranking Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee (Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel, respectively).

US-India Defence Cooperation Act introduced in Senate

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected visit here next month, two top American senators have introduced a legislation which if passed by Congress would elevate the status of the Indo-US defence relationship on par with that of America's closest allies like NATO and Israel.

'Civil nuclear deal with Pakistan ill-advised'

 A second top Republican Senator has voiced strong reservation over reports that the US may be pursuing a civil nuclear deal with Pakistan, citing the country's support to dreaded terror groups like the Taliban and the Haqqani network.