Key Priorities for the United States–India Relationship
In conversation with Hudson Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead, Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar highlighted resilient supply chains, digital trust and transparency, and the prevention of production monopolies as key priorities for the United States–India relationship.
Important quotes from the event are below.
1. There is significant untapped potential in the India-US relationship. India and the United States have never really worked together. That is a very thoughtful observation because dealing with each other is not the same as working with each other. And in the past, both have always dealt with each other, sometimes not entirely happily. But working with each other is really uncharted territory. It is a territory which two countries have both entered in the last few years.
2. The US and India are both invested in the rules-based international order. Both India and the U.S.A. want to see a certain stability and a certain set of rules and a certain, distribution of power, which is advantageous to both. And mutual interests are not clashing in that respect. So at the biggest picture level, there's a very powerful case really for India and the US to work together.
3. For the future of technology manufacturing, the US needs partners, and India needs opportunities. Information-embedded economy has created a very powerful new convergence between India-U.S.A. because, at a global level, the United States will need partners. India will need opportunities and possibilities. So American priorities like iCET [the Initiative for Critical Emerging Technologies], the IRA [Inflation Reduction Act], and the Chips Act, these are all factors which will create a stronger sort of bonding.