Biden administration to place US-India ties on ‘high priority’ – Defence News of India

Biden administration to place US-India ties on ‘high priority’ – Indian Defence Research Wing


Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, will place a “high priority” on continuing to strengthen the US-India relationship and his administration will have have “no tolerance” for cross-border terrorism in South Asia, according to his campaign.

Biden campaign has released a policy document, which says his administration will work with India to support a “rules-based and stable Indo-Pacific region” in which no country, including China, is able to “threaten its neighbours with impunity.

“Biden will deliver on his long-standing belief that India and the United States are natural partners, and a Biden Administration will place a high priority on continuing to strengthen the US-India relationship,” the policy document read.

“No common global challenge can be solved without India and the United States working as responsible partners, Biden’s campaign said on Joe Biden’s agenda for the Indian American community,” it added.

The policy document comes days after former vice president Joe Biden named Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. It further added that his government will reflect the diversity of the United States, and Indian American voices will be included in shaping the policies that impact their communities.

“From fighting Covid-19 to building our economy back better to reforming our system of immigration, a Biden-Harris Administration will be one that Indian-Americans can count on,” it said. As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the United States and India are bound together by their shared democratic values: fair and free elections, equality under the law, and the freedom of expression and religion, the campaign added.

“These core principles have endured throughout each of our nations’ histories and will continue to be the source of our strength in the future,” it said.