The US has reiterated that India is a global strategic partner of America.
In a US State Department press briefing, spokesperson Ned Price said, “our message to India and about India is consistent. India is a global strategic partner of US,” while replying on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recent visit to India and his audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Secy did have an audience with PM when he was in Delhi for G20. I’m not in a position to detail what was exchanged between them,” said Price.
Blinken was in India to take part in the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the Raisina Dialogue.
“The engagements we’ve had with our Indian partners at the ministerial level, at the leader level, at all levels, have been in furtherance of deepening the already extensive ties between our two countries,” said US State Department spokesperson.
He said that the US want to deepen global strategic partnership with India.
“There are various ways in which our two societies are intertwined. So every time we have an opportunity to meet with our Indian counterparts, it is an effort to deepen what is that already quite extensive global strategic partnership,” said Price.
India-US bilateral relations have developed into a “global strategic partnership”, based on shared democratic values and increasing convergence of interests on bilateral, regional and global issues.