“Looking forward to deepening our ties,” says US President Joe Biden ahead of virtual meet with PM Narendra Modi

India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also reached the US for a 2+2 ministerial dialogue. He was received with guard of honour as he arrived at the Pentagon for a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin.

US President Joe Biden & Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi are set to meet virtually today. Several economic & government policies are likely to be discussed.

“This morning, I’m meeting virtually with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. I look forward to further deepening ties between our governments, economies, and people,” said US President Joe Biden ahead of his virtual meeting with PM Modi.

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India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also reached the US for a 2+2 ministerial dialogue. He was received with guard of honour as he arrived at the Pentagon for a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken & India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will meet for the 2+2 dialogue at 9:00 am (local time).

Biden & Modi had last spoken in March for a QUAD meeting on the Russia-Ukraine war. While India has abstained from voting against Russia, the US has imposed several sanctions to curb Russia’s economy. Both the counties have different stands on the war.