India-US Talks: Afghanistan, China, QUAD and Indo-Pacific on the agenda next week

By Financial express

The second top official in the Biden administration US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken is visiting India early next week. The two day visit from July 27-28 is the first to Delhi after taking charge earlier this year as the Secretary State.

The Agenda

The growing aggression of Taliban after the US Troops left, the Indo-Pacific and the QUAD, the ongoing Indo-China standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) are some of the critical issues that are expected to be discussed during the US Secretary’s various meetings in New Delhi.

The Ministry of External Affairs and the US Statement Department on late Friday evening simultaneously announced Secretary Blinken’s visit next week.

After his meetings in New Delhi, the US Secretary will be travelling to Kuwait.

In New Delhi apart from his meeting with his Indian counterpart Dr S Jaishankar, he will be calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will also meet with the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

According to the official statement issued by MEA, “Both sides will review the robust and multifaceted relations between the two countries.”

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