Washington-US-India ties have been extremely well on the strategic and defence fronts said Chief Economic Adviser, Arvind Subramanian.He was speaking in Washington at the launch of Washington-chapter of

CUTS International, an Indian think tank.He is currently in Washington to attend the annual Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said there are some aspects of the India-US relationship which are doing extremely well, especially on the strategic side and the defence side.Chief Economic Adviser said that India has not benefited from open global trading system in the past and its economic fortunes in the long run depends on an open trading system, he said it is important for both the countries to work towards sustaining this open relationship.