US strengthens ties with India in economic and security sectors

US is committed to deepening economic ties with India, aiming for increased trade and investment opportunities

July 2, 2024

Strengthened security cooperation is a priority, with both countries focusing on collaborative defence and strategic initiatives

Recent interactions between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including a meeting at the G7 Summit, highlight the ongoing efforts to strengthen bilateral relations

Prime Minister Modi’s state visit to the US last year resulted in significant defence, trade, and space cooperation agreements, further solidifying the partnership

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan's visit to India underscored the importance of the India-US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET)

The United States is enhancing its relationship with India by focusing on key areas of economic and security cooperation. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel emphasised this during a press briefing. The US is dedicated to strengthening economic ties with India, aiming for increased trade and investment opportunities.

Security cooperation is also a top priority, with both nations focusing on collaborative defence and strategic initiatives. Recent high-level engagements, including a meeting between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G7 Summit, underscore the ongoing efforts to bolster bilateral relations.

Prime Minister Modi’s state visit to the US last year led to significant agreements in defence, trade, and space cooperation, further solidifying the partnership. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan’s visit to India highlighted the importance of the India-US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET), fostering collaboration in advanced technology sectors.

The US is committed to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with India, exploring additional areas for cooperation and mutual benefit, and ensuring the growth of this crucial relationship.

Source: Economic Times

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