South Asia and Beyond

EAM Jaishankar’s Intense Itinerary: Objectives, Outcomes Of 50+ Meetings In 10 Days

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point’, from Washington, D.C., Seema Sirohi, Columnist, ‘The Economic Times’ and Dr Tanvi Madan, Director, India Project and Senior Fellow, International Order & Strategy at the Brookings Institution and Author, ‘Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations During the Cold War’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The panel discusses External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar’s ten day trip to New York and Washington with fifty meetings, forty of which were one-on-one, that included engagements with the U.S Secretaries of State, Defence, Commerce, the National Security Advisor and Director National Intelligence apart from bilateral, trilateral and group meetings, the reaction of American officials to Prime Minister Narendra Modi telling Russia President Vladimir Putin at the SCO Summit that “this is not the era for war”, India’s position on Russia annexing 4 Ukrainian territories through referenda, the Quad Foreign Ministers meet, how focussed the U.S. is on the China threat and the Indo-Pacific, bilateral ties, India as the voice of the global South, President of the G-20 and Chair of the SCO this year, significant trilaterals with Australia and France and Australia and Indonesia, India in the UNSC and UNGA, the F-16 package to Pakistan and an over two-year wait for U.S. visas for some categories of Indians.

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