A fortnight after the assembly between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden, the White House has stated that the main focus is now on persevering with to maneuver ahead on a variety of points by senior-level officers from each India and America.
“At this point, the focus is going to be on continuing to work through high-level interlocutors, whether it’s the Secretary of State and the leaders at the State Department, or leaders from our national security team about how we can continue to move forward on a range of issues, whether it’s economic security, physical national security, addressing COVID, and getting the pandemic under control,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki informed reporters at her each day information convention on Friday.
“So, that work will continue at lower than the leader level, but still high levels in the weeks and months ahead,” Psaki stated responding to a query on the India-US relationship.
In lower than a fortnight after the Modi-Biden in-person bilateral assembly, there was a flurry of high-level visits between the 2 nations and several other Cabinet-level visits are within the pipeline within the subsequent few weeks.
Prominent amongst them embrace the US go to of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the India go to of the Deputy Secretary of State Windy Sherman.
On Friday, the 2 nations held their sixteenth Defence Policy Group assembly and the Pentagon introduced the go to of the US Chief of Naval Staff to India subsequent week.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to journey to the US, presumably subsequent week.
And, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, together with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, is more likely to journey to Washington DC in November for the following spherical of two+2 conferences to be hosted by their American counterparts Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Tony Blinken.
On September 24, Biden had hosted Modi for a 90-minute bilateral assembly in his Oval Office of the White House. Since then, there was a sudden acceleration within the actions associated to the India-US relationship, together with a number of the key areas like local weather change, defence, Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan.
A senior-level Biden Administration official from US Trade Representatives visited India this week for commerce talks.
Psaki stated the Quad and bilateral assembly right here in September was a possibility “to discuss the importance of the relationship and the partnership, the work that can be done moving forward, as well as, of course, the bilateral meeting”.