PM Modi may have the first in-person meeting with Joe Biden later this year

New Delhi, June 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Washington DC later this year.

If the visit goes through, PM Modi would have his first in-person meeting with US President Joe Biden. 

The visit is however subject to the COVID-19 situation in India and the United States. Officials from both sides are holding talks and discussing the possibility of the visit by PM Modi to the United States. 

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As Biden admin dials New Delhi, India-US pledge to boost defence ties

New Delhi, Jan 28: Both India and US have reaffirmed the commitment to expand an already growing defence security cooperation. On Wednesday, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval spoke to his counterpart, Jake Sullivan and defence minister, Rajnath Singh with US defence secretary General Lloyd Austin. 

The NSAs agreed to work closely to further advance India-US relations, which are built on shared values and common strategic and security interests. They highlighted the need to work collectively to address challenges in the post-COVID era and further expand the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnershi, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. 

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Biden names key members of climate team

Washington, Dec 19: US President-elect Joe Biden has announced his climate and energy team, which the transition said is ready on day one to advance his agenda and lead the world to confront the undeniable, accelerating and punishing reality of climate change.

The nominees are Congresswoman Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior, Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary, Michael Regan as administrator for Environmental Protection Agency and Brenda Mallory as Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.

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Biden’s China plan and what India will be looking for

New Delhi, Dec 05: Joe Biden takes over as US President at a very crucial and India would await and see what his plan for China would be. Chinese President Xi Jinping sent out a congratulatory message, but he has not spoken with Biden so far.

Moreover Biden has not yet fully spelt out his China policy. However China watchers tell OneIndia that there is no cause for India to panic because Biden has a far more strategic plan when compared to Donald Trump.

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China refuses to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory

Beijing, Nov 09: China has refused to acknowledge the victory of Joe Biden in the US Presidential elections saying that the outcome is yet to be determined. 

Incumbent Donald Trump has refused to concede and has launched several legal challenges. “Our understanding is that the outcome of the election will be determined in accordance with US laws and procedures,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told press at a regular briefing. 

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PM Modi govt readies for early engagement with Biden-Harris administration

New Delhi, Nov 09: The Narendra Modi government is planning on engaging the Joe Biden administration.

There are plans for early engagements with the new dispensation in the US and the Modi government will invite Vice President elect, Kamala Harris to India soon after she takes oath on January 20. 

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Tense wait over and why New Delhi has nothing to worry with Biden at the helm

New Delhi, Nov 08: India had watched with much anticipation the results of the US elections. With Joe Biden being elected as the President, there is a sigh of relief in New Delhi.

Many had thought that a Democratic candidate would not bode too well for India. However, it may be recalled that Joe Biden had in 2006, three years after becoming Vice President had said, ‘ my dream is that in 2020, the two closest nations in the world will be India and the United States.’

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