Even while both nations are pursuing their own national objectives in Ukraine, the White House insisted Wednesday that India remains a vital partner for the United States.
In response to a query about whether the alliance was deteriorating in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the press secretary gave the following statement. “You’ve heard the President say this, the rule of law and the promotion of human freedom and dignity,” she said.
“We see … the (Indian) partners as indispensable partners. And the US-India Strategic Partnership is grounded in our shared commitment to the advancement of a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during her daily news conference. Despite their differences, India and the United States are facing many of the same problems as they go deeper into the twenty-first century. Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming at USAID Isabel Holman and astronaut and NASA Administrator Pamela Melroy, one of only two women to ever command the space shuttle, were also present at the reception.
Several members of the US-India CEOs forum, including Raj Subramanyam and Punit Renjen, as well as Nobel laureate Dr. William D. Phillips, recognised for his groundbreaking work in physics, were also present.
Don Graves, deputy secretary of the US Department of Commerce, stated that trade between the US and India is still important and robust. According to him, India is the ninth-largest trading partner for goods with the US.
Tai stated that she joined Piyush Goyal, the minister of commerce, in re-establishing the India-US Trade Policy Forum last year because it was crucial to her. “I’m eager for the TPF gathering this year to maintain the pace. Additionally, I’m happy that India is taking part in a number of the President’s initiative’s plans for an Indo-Pacific economic framework.
In addition to Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House coordinator for the response to the coronavirus, Dr. Rahul Gupta, the director of national drug policy, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKean, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department, Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Commerce, Don Graves, Secretary of the US Air Force, Frank Kendall, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, they were also present.