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India-US Have Strong Interest In Encouraging Resilient, Reliable Supply Chains: EAM

He also said that India and US cooperation is today visible across the length and breadth of the Indo-Pacific and perhaps even beyond. It has many facets and expresses itself in different ways

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India and the United States (US) have a strong interest in encouraging more resilient and reliable supply chains and it requires policy decisions as well as practical measures involving the business community, said External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar on Tuesday.

While addressing the joint press availability following the meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, he said that our national security, economic security and technology security are all enhanced by closer collaboration.

"It is also in our mutual interest to facilitate the development and mobility of talent. We agreed that impediments in this regard should be addressed. There is a keen interest in India’s National Education Policy and we will explore how that can best serve to expand our partnership," said Jaishankar.

On mobility, specifically visas, he said that this is particularly crucial, given its centrality to education, business, technology and family reunions; there have been some challenges of late.

"I flagged it to Secretary Blinken and his team and I have every confidence that they will look at some of these problems seriously and positively," he said.

He also said that India and US cooperation is today visible across the length and breadth of the Indo-Pacific and perhaps even beyond. It has many facets and expresses itself in different ways. 

"We particularly value closer coordination in the Indian Subcontinent, where we perceive that our convergences are very strong. It is essential that democracy, pluralism, progress, development and prosperity are nurtured," Jaishankar said.

Conversely, we must counter radicalization, extremism and fundamentalism, the minister added.

According to Jaishankar, India is widening its international footprint and there are many more regions where we will be intersecting with American interests. It is to our mutual benefit that this be a complementary process.


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