India’s External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, emphasized the structural soundness of the India-US relationship, asserting its resilience against political challenges. His comments came amid recent allegations by Washington of an Indian link to a foiled plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist on U.S. soil. Jaishankar highlighted the enduring strength of the bilateral ties during a technology conference in Delhi.
U.S. Principal Deputy NSA Jonathan Finer echoed this sentiment, acknowledging the mature relationship between the two nations. Despite acknowledging a “complicated history” and existing differences, Finer emphasized the importance of recognizing common ground and working through challenges constructively.
The remarks were made at the Global Technology Summit, where Finer noted the bipartisan view in the U.S. on seizing opportunities for collaboration with India. The U.S. official highlighted areas of cooperation, including the Quad and the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET).
While addressing questions about differences on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Finer acknowledged complexities but emphasized the ability of both nations to work through challenging issues constructively. The discussions aim to establish a pioneering relationship in critical technologies that will be consequential for both countries.