With increased defense industry cooperation and the sharing of cutting-edge technology taking center stage, Narendra Modi’s visit to the US marks a turning point in bilateral relations. In its efforts to thwart China’s influence globally and bolster security in the Indo-Pacific, the US views India as an essential ally. Washington also wants India to break ties with Russia, who otherwise is India’s staunch defense ally.
With talks on cooperation in the areas of aerospace, commercial space projects, cyberspace, communications, semiconductors, and strategic infrastructure, as well as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, PM Modi’s visit to the US is a watershed moment for the relationship between the US and India. At the UN headquarters, he will also host a celebration of International Yoga Day and meet with CEOs from the United States.
During Modi’s visit to the US, defense and essential technology are on the agenda
US strengthening ties with India to counteract China’s ascent, Modi is the third Indian leader to receive a state visit, and expected deals in fighter jet engines, drones, and semiconductors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was invited to make a three-day trip to the US
This week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to the United States for a trip hailed as a turning point in bilateral relations, with increased defense industry cooperation and the sharing of cutting-edge technology taking center stage.
The trip hopes to provide India with access to crucial American technologies that Washington rarely shares with non-allies, boosting a new bond based not only on international relations but also on economics and business.
Since successive US presidents have shown bipartisan support for closer ties with the developing Asian economy and regional power, Washington and New Delhi’s relationship, initially built on distrust during the Cold War, has been improving.
The United States views India as an indispensable ally in its efforts to counter China’s growing influence globally
The United States views India as an essential partner in its efforts to counter China’s growing influence globally and to strengthen security in the Indo-Pacific, so President Joe Biden has built on that legacy and increased cooperation.
Washington desires India to cut off ties with its longtime ally in defense, Russia
Washington also craves to wean India off of its longtime partner in defense, Russia. In the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, New Delhi has increased its purchases of cheap Russian oil, much to the chagrin of the West. New Delhi also continues to transact business with Moscow.
Modi put it in a 2016 speech to turn toward the West
Amid its military tensions and deteriorating relations with China, India has also overcome its “hesitations of history” and turned towards the West, as Modi put it in a 2016 speech to the US Congress.
Drones, Jet Engines, & Semiconductors
Significant disclosures expected during Modi’s visit include US acceptance for General Electric (GE.N) to generate engines in India for its locally built fighter jets, India’s $3 billion purchase of 31 armed MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones made by General Atomics, and the elimination of US barriers to easier trade in defense and high technology.
PM Modi’s trip to the US acts as another milestone for the U.S.-India relationship
Intending to see India as a supplier of security in the area, PM Modi’s trip to the US acts as a turning point for the U.S.-India relationship. Discussions will also include cooperation in the field of aerospace, commercial space projects, cyberspace, communications, semiconductors, and strategic infrastructure, as well as artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
President Biden will host Modi for a state and a private family dinner during the three-day visit, which starts in New York on June 21. In addition, Modi will host an International Yoga Day event at the UN headquarters and meet with American CEOs.