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India-US, Quad speak of newer, collaborative era, says Jaishankar

Speaking at the US-India Business Council (USIBC) India Ideas Summit, virtually, the External Affairs Minister said that the relation signals a very positive enabling environment to conduct businesses.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that India-US relations and the Quad spoke of a newer and more collaborative era and both countries are seeing values in each other.

Speaking at the US-India Business Council (USIBC) India Ideas Summit, he said that the relation signals a very positive enabling environment.

“It clearly signals a very positive enabling environment. When polities have strong convergence, their economic energies tend to find partners much more readily. Secondly, both India-US relations and the Quad speak of a newer and more collaborative era of our task. We are seeing values in each other more clearly and with less constrict,” Jaishankar said on Thursday.

He added: “Thirdly, in an era with technology is increasingly connected with trust and supply chain with liability. We are contemplating how best to take forward the post-Covid economic recovery. So as you deliberate on all these subjects and more, I also hope that you will take into account the transformation in India even amidst the Pandemic,” he added.

“The nature of the public health response, the physical handling of the pandemic induce challenges, the reforms and labors, education and agriculture and their expansion of manufacturing our developments,” he said further.

He concluded: “At the end of the day, any relationship is only as strong as its economic foundation. You are all charged with strengthening that even in the normal cause. But as we seek to come out of the pandemic with a more purposeful agenda of cooperation, your understanding and sentiments acquire an even greater value.”

The Minister updated the summit on the state of the ties highlighting the first in-person bilateral meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden and then of the Quad with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and then Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan.

The four-membered Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) comprises Australia, Japan, India, and the US.

S Jaishankar recalled the Five Ts proposed by Narendra Modi for the way forward for the bilateral relationship with the US – Tradition, Technology, Trade, Talent, and Trusteeship.

He said the spirit of the Five T as proposed by the prime minister also “permeates” the Quad.

(With ANI inputs)