Just days after the United Nations General Assembly adopted a negotiating text for the long-stalled reforms in the organisation, the US has come forward to support India's bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, according to reports.
"The US Side reaffirmed its support for a reformed UNSC with India as a permanent member," said a joint statement issued on Tuesday after the conclusion of the India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.
Apart from India, countries like Germany, Japan and Brazil are also aspiring for a permanent membership to the UNSC.
The US also appreciated India's effort in evacuating foreign nationals, including US citizens, from the conflict-ridden Yemen, as well as its contribution to the post-earthquake relief in Nepal, reports said.
The joint statement added that the bilateral partnership between the two large economies is a significant contributor to the peace, stability and prosperity in the Indian Ocean, Asia-Pacific regions and around the globe.
The two countries along with Japan will reportedly participate in the Malabar 2015 naval exercise towards the end of the year.