Praising prime minister Narendra Modi, Chairman of US Senate's Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain has said that Modi is probably the most effective leader that India has had in a long time. According to a report in Dawn, during an interview with Ary News, McCain said that US wants improvement in relations between Pakistan and India.
"There is no doubt that Modi is probably the most effective leader that India has had in a long time and the relations between US and India have improved because Modi is co-operative," said McCain.
He said that U.S. has no intention to sacrifice its relationship with Pakistan to benefit its relationship with India, negating the impression that US was moving closer to India abandoing ties with Pakistan. He added that he believed that a good relationship with Modi will be effective in order to normalising ties between the two countries.
McCain also said that Pakistan should take action against the Haqqani network that has resulted in the death of several US soldiers in Afghanistan.