The former US ambassador to India, Tim Roemer has accused Pakistan PM Imran Khan of increasing the volatility of the region and urged that the US policy should “remain steady towards strategic ties with India”, and push Pakistan for “real results” on anti-terror cooperation. Mr. Roemer was responsible for widening and strengthening the US-India partnership.
In a tweet, Roemer said tagging Mr. Khan’s opinion in the NYT where he has threatened the world with the specter of a nuclear war over Kashmir, “Pakistan PM Imran Khan hypes the Kashmir situation, personally attacks PM Modi, and increases the volatility in the region. US policy should remain steady toward strategic relations with India, emphasize CT cooperation, and push Pakistan for real results.”
Some days ago Roemer mourned at the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He tweeted saying, “Recent passing of my friend, Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley. He was a bridge builder, brilliant lawyer, and a huge cricket fan. The people of India will miss a dedicated public servant.”
During the Presidentship of Barack Obama, he was the American Ambassador to India from 2009 to 2011. He supervised the implementation of several crucial policies and initiatives, along with cooperation, technology transfer and commercial sales in the defense and space industries.
He also oversaw the signing of the Counterterrorism Cooperation Initiative with India to further expand cooperation in areas such as intelligence and homeland security, border security, money laundering, and terrorist financing; and working with the United States to assist India on its Global Center for Nuclear Energy Partnership. His strategy on commerce and exports helped India to become America’s 12th-largest trading partner from the 25th.