India remains a strategic partner, free to decide its stance on any particular crisis: White House

INDIA, which remains a strategic partner for the US, is free to decide on its stance on any particular crisis or contingency around the world, including in the Middle East, the White House has said. The remarks by John Kirby, coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House, came in response to a question if the US sees any role for India in resolving the Middle East crisis.