‘India US Are Going To Be Close’ Hints US Secretary Of State India Visit
In his recent visit to India, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has had some very promising things to say about India’s growing power in the world.
In addressing the press with his counterpart India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, he said that America indeed “view India as a force for good in defense of free, open Indo-Pacific.”
Speaking of the Quad he made it very categorically clear that it was not a military alliance but a way to reinforce international rules. Blinken applauded India as a democracy of free-minded people and said that the US is also working towards maintaining that status.
In his statement, he did recognize India as a powerful democracy as the one the US is; expressing the seriousness of growing that relationship between the countries.
It has been made clear that the India-US alliance will spread across all domains of contemporary relevance. The peace and security of the Indo-Pacific regions is of paramount importance to India and the US. Keeping this ins mind, Mr. Blinken also held a meeting with India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.
The meet is crucial as the defense and security of the Indian Ocean Region have been pegged as key focus areas of Blinken’s visit.
The meeting comes at a time when the US has retreated troops from Afghanistan which is becoming the hotbed of Taliban movement threatening peace and security of its neighboring areas too.
Mr. Doval is likely to speak about American pressure over Pakistan to give up its constant encouragement of terrorism activities with other countries too. In response, Mr. Blinken has said that he sees no need for a military solution in Afghanistan and that both India and the US are committed to bringing forth a peaceful solution to the whole problem.
While lauding the shared commitment of the two countries to democratic values, Blinken also cited business cooperation, educational engagement, religious and spiritual ties, and ties between millions of families as some of the key pillars of the overall relationship.