India on Friday mentioned the connection with the US wouldn’t be affected by the result of the US presidential election because it rests on robust foundations and enjoys the backing of each the Republican and Democratic events.
“Such as you, we’re awaiting the election outcomes. What I can let you know is that India-US relations relaxation on robust foundations and our relationships embody cooperation in each doable sphere, extending from strategic to defence to funding to commerce to people-to-people ties,” exterior affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava informed a weekly information briefing.
The India-US complete international strategic partnership has “very robust bipartisan assist within the US and successive presidents and administrations have raised the extent of this relationship even greater,” Srivastava mentioned shortly earlier than it emerged that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had taken a lead by bagging extra votes in the important thing state of Pennsylvania.
The spokesperson was responding to a set of questions on the shut private relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump, the Republican candidate within the election, and the slogan of “Aab ki baar Trump sarkar” that was raised on the “Howdy Modi” rally at Houston within the US in September 2019.
The questions additionally referred as to if Biden’s victory would impression the India-US relationship and whether or not the Indian authorities must put in an additional effort to forge ties with a Democratic administration.
The spokesperson didn’t reply to questions on Trump’s claims of irregularities within the presidential election.
India and the US held their third 2+2 ministerial dialogue final month once they signed the Primary Alternate and Cooperation Settlement (BECA) to share labeled satellite tv for pc imagery and aeronautical information. Following the assembly, secretary of state Mike Pompeo had mentioned the US will stand “with the folks of India as they confront threats to their sovereignty and to their liberty”.
The US has additionally sought to nudge India to tackle a larger position throughout the Quadrilateral Safety Dialogue (QUAD) amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing. In the course of the second ministerial assembly of the QUAD final month, India, Australia, Japan and the US dedicated themselves to working for a free and open Indo-Pacific area.