US-India ties enjoys support from Republicans, Democrats; important to any administration: Top official
During the Indo-US dialogue held in New Delhi, the two sides deliberated prominently upon the Sino-India border row and situation in the Indo-Pacific region.
During the third edition of the Indo-US 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi on Tuesday, the two countries vowed to ramp up their overall security ties, and inked a total of five pacts.
The aim of the meeting would be to enhance cooperation between Indian and US drug and law enforcement agencies.
Pence credited Prime Minister Modi and US President Trump for strengthening the bilateral ties and said the relationship between India and the USA has never been so strong.
Early this week, a senior administration official from the NSC said that the Trump Administration has elevated the US relationship with India.
In a major policy document on Indian-Americans, the campaign said Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden believes there can be no tolerance for terrorism in South Asia, cross-border or otherwise.
In a fact sheet, the Political-Military Affairs Bureau State Department said that defence trade with India has increased from near zero in 2008 to over USD 20 billion in 2020.
'The president was happy to announce that the United States would be ready to ship the first tranche of 100 donated ventilators to India next week,' the White House said in a readout of the call.
India, which is one of the major manufacturers of the drug, has sent several million doses of the HCQ to the US as part of its humanitarian gesture.
Post COVID-19 world needs globalisation based on fairness, equality and humanity: Indian envoy in US
Economic growth and human welfare need to go hand in hand and there is a need to ensure equitable, affordable and timely access to health products and technologies for all, Taranjit said.
Trump's point person for South Asia, Alice Wells, who termed India-US ties 'unshakeable' set to retire
Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, has also served as a political officer at the US Embassy in India and Pakistan.
Pompeo said the US government has provided over USD 32 million in funding to support the COVID-19 response in Pacific island countries.
India visit reaffirmed commitment to strategic partnership, says Trump amid WH Twitter unfollow saga
'I was proud to stand alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Houston, Texas and earlier this year I made my first official visit to India...' Trump said.
A White House readout of the call between the two leaders said on Saturday that the US President spoke with PM Modi to discuss how the two countries can work together to combat the coronavirus.
India's Directorate General of Foreign Trade on March 25 banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine but said that certain shipments on humanitarian grounds may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.