india us: The relationship between India and America has improved in the Modi Government. The Trump administration has expressed hope of further strengthening relations after the Lok Sabha elections. According to a senior US official, the 2 + 2 talks between the two countries in Delhi in September last year were very helpful in taking forward the relationship.
Excited to work with India’s new government
The US official was asked a question about the Modi government’s five-year tenure and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s visit to the US. On this, he said that after assuming power of Narendra Modi, the relationship between the two countries has improved in the true way. Prime Minister Modi visited the White House in June 2017. Whatever comes into the government during the coming Lok Sabha elections, we are excited to work with them.
The official said that the US wants relations with India to remain as strong as ever. For the betterment of the world, we want to maintain cooperative attitude in the Indo-Pacific region. He said that the visit of Indian Foreign Secretary will prove to be milestone. Gokhale also met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompei and National Security Adviser John Bolton.
According to the Trump administration, during a three-day visit last week, Gokhale discussed diplomatic cooperation with officials of Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Defense. During this time, there was talk of wide-ranging bilateral relations. India’s relations with Pakistan and Afghanistan were discussed.
Modi-Trump gave green signal to 2 + 2 talks (india us)
On Narendra Modi’s visit to America, the relationship between the two countries was laid out. Meanwhile, there was agreement on 2 + 2 talks in Delhi. This was followed by the first two + 2 talks between India and US in September last year. In connection with the US Defense and Foreign Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman, the Agreement on Military Communications Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (Comkasa) was signed.
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