US President Joe Biden To Host A State Dinner For PM Modi
The US President Joe Biden is going to host a state dinner for PM Modi this summer. They had met for the Quad summit last time along with leaders of Australia & Japan.
Delhi and Washington According to persons with knowledge of the situation, US President Joe Biden intends to invite Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, for a state dinner this summer.
As the administration promotes initiatives and plans for an open and free Indo-Pacific in reaction to what it perceives as a rising threat from China, the state’s official visit is a sign of the developing ties between the United States and India.
The White House plans to host the state dinner in June, but that date could change, according to the people knowledgeable. The National Security Council’s spokesman chose not to respond to questions.
One of the key subjects of conversation during the G-20 leaders’ meeting that India will host in New Delhi in September will be Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet been officially confirmed.
It is also expected that President Biden would see PM Modi at the May Quad summit with the leaders of Japan and Australia.
After the state visits and dinners he conducted for French President Emmanuel Macron in December and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on April 26, the dinner with PM Modi will mark President Biden’s third official state visit and dinner.
As an aspect of the Initiative on Crucial and Developing Technologies, the US and India last month unveiled a plan to exchange cutting-edge computer and defense technology, such as the joint construction of General Electric Co. systems for jet propulsion.
The alliance on crucial technology is intended to partially counter Russian influence in India by lowering Delhi’s historical reliance on Moscow for military gear and China’s rising assertiveness.
Both partisan political personalities in the US have pushed to enhance ties with PM Modi.
“The China-Russia factors are genuine, but so is the concept of developing a rich, democratic ecosystem of high technology,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters when previewing the collaboration. While hardly an afterthought, geopolitics cannot fully explain the dynamics.