South Asia and Beyond

India ‘Indispensable, Multi-dimensional Partner’; Pakistan?

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist’, Akhil Bery, Director of South Asia Initiatives at the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington, DC in analysis with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman has had talks in India on the India-US strategic partnership post the first in-person Quad summit, “security, defence, economic, and climate linkages.” Both sides discussed COVID and “issues of regional interest, especially the evolving situation in Afghanistan, as well as developments at the UN and reiterated the commitment for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, including through continued cooperation under the Quad.” Ms Sherman is in Pakistan next. Akhil Bery discusses the visit, the Biden administration’s Af-Pak policy, Quad, China and the Indo-Pacific.


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