Safe and secure seas cannot be preserved without a strong maritime force, Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday said on Friday while describing ties between navies of India and the US as “unwavering”. The top American naval commander made the remarks at an event during a visit to the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.
In his address, Admiral Gilday stressed on the need for both the navies to continue working together “hand-in-hand” to make the Indo-Pacific a “beacon of hope for today and tomorrow”.
He said the “price of peace and prosperity” is maintaining a vigilant watch on, under and above the sea, according to the US Navy.
“Safe and secure seas cannot be preserved without a strong maritime force,” Admiral Gilday said.
The visit to Mumbai is the last stop of Gilday’s five-day trip to India.
“Our relationship is unwavering. The US Navy is committed to maintaining a steady course of naval cooperation and growing the connections between our two navies. I am committed to that. Without a doubt, our greatest strength lies in unity,” he said.