Laying out a roadmap for a long-term strategic partnership between the largest and oldest democratic countries, Kerry said, "This is a potentially transformative moment in our relationship with India."
Kerry was referring to the post-election scenario and the formation of the new government in India led by Narendra Modi.
"This is the moment to transform our strategic relationship into a historic partnership. This can be a moment where our destinies converge. US and India can create a more prosperous future for the world," he said ahead of his visit to New Delhi on Tuesday to co-chair the fifth India-US Strategic Dialogue with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on July 31.
Noting that the India-US ties is yet to ‘blossom’ together, Kerry said, "US and India can and should be indispensable partners for the 21st century. The dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of our relationship is needed to solve some of world's greatest challenges."
He said that both countries can work together to tackle global challenges from climate change to clean energy and others.
Kerry in his speech supported India's vision of an integrated South and Central Asia and that with the South East Asia.
The Obama Administration is ready to help India in this regard, Kerry said as he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his initiatives to establish peace and improve relationship with the neighbouring countries.
By inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his inauguration, Kerry said that Modi has taken the ‘first step’ to establish peace and friendship with its South Asian neighbour.
Supporting the move to increase India-Pak economic relationship, Kerry said thaty improved trade is a win-win things for both countries.
Reiterating support for India's place in the UN Security Council, Kerry in his speech said that India is a global power.
Kerry also listed out the progress made between both countries in various areas including economy, clean energy, and counter-terrorism.    

India-US collaboration on counter terrorism, in particular real-time information sharing, helps confront common threats and bring terrorists to justice, he said.
Describing climate change as a biggest challenge not only for the world, but also India, Kerry called for increased collaboration between the two countries on this issue.
Kerry said that US President Barack Obama would welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in November.
Kerry will be accompanied by US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, as well as other members of the inter-agency, including Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security and NASA during his visit to New Delhi.
The trip will mark the first US cabinet-level visit to New Delhi since Modi took over office.

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