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Modi meets Sullivan, says India committed to boost strategic ties with US

Sullivan’s Indian counterpart Ajit Doval also held wide-ranging talks focusing on implementation of the ambitious India-US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi speaks with US national security advisor Jake Sullivan, in New Delhi on June 17, 2024. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIA is committed to further strengthen its comprehensive global strategic partnership with the US for global good, prime minister Narendra Modi said on Monday (17) after meeting the visiting US national security advisor (NSA), Jake Sullivan, in New Delhi.

Earlier, Indian NSA Ajit Doval and Sullivan held wide-ranging talks focusing on implementation of the ambitious India-US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET).

“Met US National Security Advisor @JakeSullivan46. India is committed to further strengthen the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership for global good,” Modi said on X.

During the Doval-Sullivan talks, the two sides firmed up a number of significant initiatives to bolster cooperation in areas of critical technologies, defence, semiconductor, advanced telecommunications, artificial intelligence, quantum, biotechnology and clean energy.

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Sullivan is on a two-day visit to the Indian capital starting Monday, marking the first trip to India by a senior official of Joe Biden administration after the Modi government came to power for the third term.

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The US NSA is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising senior US government officials and industry leaders.

Sullivan’s visit to India came three days after Modi and Biden had a brief conversation on the sidelines of the just concluded G7 summit in Italy’s Apulia region.

The top Biden administration official also met Indian external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

(With PTI inputs)

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