J Blinken India Visit: US Secretary of State J Blinken will be visiting India on July 27-28
US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken to visit India on 27-28 July
- J Blinken’s visit to India significant amid growing Taliban influence in Afghanistan
- Jay Blinken will also meet PM Narendra Modi
- Along with Kovid-19, issues like business can also be discussed
US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken will visit India on July 27 and 28. This is his first visit to the country after taking over as US Secretary of State. During the visit, he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on July 28, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.
Will also meet PM Modi
The State Department said Antony Blinken’s visit to India is an opportunity to continue the high-level dialogue as well as strengthen the India-US global strategic partnership.” In Washington DC, Blinken’s spokesperson said next week India will have its first During the visit, Blinken will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues.
Afghanistan, Kovid-19 can be discussed
The Ministry of External Affairs says that the discussion will focus on global issues including Kovid, Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan. The visit comes at a time when the US is withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, which has already begun to see Taliban-run violence in several areas. India has stressed that a stable Afghanistan is vital for a peaceful region.
India and the US have also been together in efforts to counter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific. The two countries have always fought for freedom of navigation at sea to counter the Chinese stand in the South China Sea and the increased presence of the PLA Navy in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
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