"The (India-US) relationship has undergone a real transformation in the last two decades. Whether it is our strategic and security cooperation or our economic or technology partnerships, it is making its weight increasingly felt in world affairs," Jaishankar said.
Blinken had called Jaishankar on Wednesday last week on the eve of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's visit to New Delhi and spoke about "the worsening humanitarian situation in Ukraine", Price said.
There has been ongoing intense cooperation in science and technology between the two countries.
Notably, on October 8, 2021, India and the US joined 134 other members of the OECD or G20 Inclusive Framework in reaching agreement on the 'Statement on a Two-Pillar Solution to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy'.
In the period between January and September, India-US bilateral merchandise trade grew 50 per cent compared to the same period previous year, and the same is poised to surpass the $100 billion-mark, the statement said.
Indian and American soldiers on Saturday (October 16) played friendly matches of Kabaddi, American Football, Soccer and Volleyball as part of "ice-breaking” activities.
The US delegation for the dialogue is led by Loyce Pace, Director, Office of Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), while India is being represented by Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Balram Bhargava, ICMR Director, among others.
The US and India have a strong strategic partnership founded on shared values and a commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging India and the rising global tensions, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has capped two days of whirlwind diplomacy in Washington by meeting Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin as they sought to deepen the ties between their countries.
"The world is truly much more multipolar and if it is multipolar, then it's all the more important for countries to learn how to work with each other more effectively. And I see a big change in the American mindset in that regard."
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar arrived in New York in the early hours of Monday on a five-day visit to the US.
New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US and his meeting with President Donald Trump during which trade issues are set to figure, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said that bilateral ties are in “very good health”. Addressing a press conference, Jaishankar said he would view the relationship as […]