New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has said that views of India and the United States ran along parallel paths for many big challenges such as terrorism, pandemics or climate change.
"Both India-US relations and the Quad speak of a newer and more collaborative era of our ties," he said, adding, in an era when technology is increasingly connected with trust and supply chains with reliability, we are contemplating how best to take forward the post-Covid economic recovery.
The Minister said India and the US are working together on global issues and are dedicated to the well-being of the global commons. He said this provides the basis for coordinated action. The Minister said this while giving the keynote address at US-India Business Council (USIBC) India Ideas Summit and 4th Annual Meeting on Thursday (October 7).
Dr Jaishankar said that both countries are focused on a relationship that has not only steadily expanded, but is now consequential enough to be imbued with a bigger purpose. He said the COVID challenge has been met through a Quad initiative that taps into the strengths of each of the participants.
The climate action concern is addressed through the US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership. He further stated that the relevance of advanced technologies is captured by Quad initiatives ranging from Artificial intelligence, 5G and beyond to critical minerals, space and blockchain.
The India-US trade potential is being explored bilaterally through Trade Policy Forum and in a larger group through additional supply chains. The Minister said that the benefits of India being a Major Defence Partner of the US are becoming evident when it comes to defence and security. The collective Quad commitment to maritime security is equally relevant, he said.