Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla


Harsh Vardhan Shringla says relations between India and the United States have matured. (File)


US-Indian relations have reached a level of no return, which would not be affected by the outcome of the US presidential race, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Wednesday.

Against the backdrop of a meteoric US election that is unlikely to have a confirmed outcome for days, the senior official sought to highlight India’s strong bipartisan support for the US, which makes bilateral relations to the United States. election test.

“As far as the United States is concerned, we have certainly reached a level of no return. In other words, today we have developed what we call a comprehensive global strategic partnership. We cooperate in all areas in areas of mutual interest. our two countries, ”said Mr. Shringla.

“The relationship has matured. Given the executive style in which the United States operates, having a relationship between the leaders is a sine qua non, cannot happen. And, it has been the basis of the relationship since then. “Times of President (Bill) Clinton. I think that won’t change,” he said, referring to the report shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump.

The Foreign Minister, who served as Indian Ambassador to the United States before taking his current post at the Foreign Ministry, also spoke about his first-hand experience of the region. “I have seen the bipartisan support that we have in the United States, which will only grow stronger. Regardless of the administration, whether it is continuity or change, the relationship will grow stronger,” he said. -he declares.

He also noted that while defense and security is an important area that has been strengthened in recent times, trade and investment are also flourishing.


“The United States is the biggest investor in India and also the biggest trading partner. Even during the COVID crisis, our trade has grown to some $ 150 billion. We also have strong technology, innovation and very strong links between people ”. he said.

Referring to the Indian roots of Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, the foreign minister referred to reports of prayers offered for her victory in her mother’s home state, Tamil Nadu, as a sign of his strong “following fan” in India.

“There is a good feeling everywhere – whether it’s Trump-Pence or Biden-Harris,” he said.

After France and Germany, Mr. Shringla concludes Wednesday a European tour in three countries in the United Kingdom. While in London, he had talks with UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and South Asian Foreign Secretary Lord Tariq Ahmad and has further talks planned with his counterpart in the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sir Philip Barton, among others.

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