The US President and PM Modi agree to continuing cooperation on free and open Indo-Pacific and a stronger regional architecture through Quad.
The US India defence relationship has been progressing steadily propelled further by unrelenting multi-directional push.
World's oldest and largest democracies united in addressing common challenges and advancing global peace and security, says PM Modi.
Nirmala Sitharaman recently unveiled another booster dose to put the Indian economy back on track. It will help generate jobs and facilitate the revival of several moribund sectors. Some measures will make an immediate impact, some others that will become evident only over the medium term.
As the world limps out of 2020, a new US presidency is likely to guide the global hydrocarbons and renewables industry in a new direction. The implications for India, the world’s second largest oil importer, a signatory to the Paris Accord and the head of the International Solar Alliance, is likely to be profound.
While Indo-US relations have been on a solid trajectory of growth during Trump, a Biden administration will add further momentum to that in key areas like counter-terror, defence partnership, supply chain, trade negotiations and immigration reforms.
The US could explore a tech alliance with India involving artificial intelligence. This will not only have military and strategic applications but could also promote ease of living in India by revolutionising sectors such as education, healthcare and agriculture.
A partnership which spans upstream, midstream and downstream development across a range of energy products and services, has the potential to strengthen India’s resource security and accelerate its green economy.