Indo-Pacific comes up in first Modi-Biden chat
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: In their first conversation since Joe Biden’s inauguration, the new US president “underscored” to PM Narendra Modi “his desire to defend de ratic institutions and norms around the world and noted that a shared commitment to de ratic values is the bedrock for the US-India relationship,” the White House said.
Prime Minister Modi said they were “committed to a rules-based international order. We look forward to consolidating our strategic partnership to further peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond”.
After his conversation with US President Joe Biden, PM Modi, in a tweet, said, “We also agreed to further our co-operation against climate change.” “The leaders agreed to continuing close cooperation to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, including support for fre m of navigation, territorial integrity, and a stronger regional architecture through the Quad,” the White House said. “They further resolved that the rule of law and the de ratic process must be upheld in Burma. The leaders agreed to stay in close touch on a range of global challenges,” it added.
“The US and India will work closely together to win the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, renew their partnership on climate change, rebuild the global economy in a way that benefits the people of both countries, and stand together against the scourge of global terrorism,” the White House said.
Modi emphasised agreement on issues that are close to the Biden administration. Climate change is important for Biden, especially as the United States plans to return to the Paris Accord. Modi’s emphasis also shows that India is particularly proactive on climate. Biden embraced the Indo-Pacific, a concept inherited from his predecessor Donald Trump. But his fullthroated endorsement of the concept is important for India which has invested in the Indo-Pacific for the past few years. It also signalled the India and US are still on the same page on China.
In any dealings with the USA, India must remember the following "Economic Sanctions". Also, ask the following questions: "Can the US be trusted ?"
Whom is Modi working for and Why. Farmers are not happy, middle class are not happy. Maybe few rich people are happy. What can that bring to this country. He should self introspect really. His Govt has no power to fight the rich. He keeps attacking poor, middle class and farmers.
A veiled caution by Biden to PM Modi on de ratic institution..
It is mutually beneficial for both these importsnt democracies to have a close association to fight terrorism, C- a’s aggressive expansionism & climate change. Modi’s exemplery diplomacy will definitely strenthen our ties with US
USA is the natural ally of India as both value de acy . There is no otger power in the world to compare with USA. Despite some pitfalls in the past USA remains the power to look to.
Well, let us wait and see
US will work with any nation to suit its political and defence interests.
Can the USA be trusted?
Remember obama how he made fool of india for eight years
He was Obama's vice president.
So Biden entertained Modi's call 20 days after taking office ? Doesnt look like Biden thinks much of Modi and rightly so.
Never ever trust USA UK. SRILANKA NEPAL IRAN PAKISTAN WHAT EVER THEY SAY
Who is left for India to trust?
Biden Nd Kamala will never trust the man so said ‘ab ki baar trump sarkar’ Modiji
This time the USA can be trusted because China is in the process of throwing out USA and USA needs all the partners for a stronger group to counter China and in the Indian Ocean Region, India comes first.
Joe Varghese 2nd email
Why are they lecturing us on de ratic values? Can't they mind their business?
Request to Modi not to waste public money on useless diplomacy. please work for indian interest, dont run the charity show again.
India lost its economic strength under Modiji, now we appear as weaker partner.