India, US put Khobragade issue behind, focus on ties

  • Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2014 01:35 IST

Following the quick outreach by the US administration and an equally quick response from the new government, the two sides have become active to bring rigour to the ties before Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Washington in September.

The series of engagements will begin with the India-Japan-US trilateral talks on June 23-24, days after Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi’s trip to India. The just-concluded visit of US assistant secretary Nisha Biswal discussed the road map for the ties.

While the strategic dialogue at the foreign minister-level is set to take place in Washington in August, there is now a possibility of US secretary of state John Kerry visiting India for familiarising with the new government.

Biswal held talks with her counterpart Vikram Doraiswamy, joint secretary (Americas) and joint secretary (Russia and Central Asia), Ajay Bisraia.

Dialogue on areas ranging from investment, trade and defence are being lined up. The US is also waiting for Modi’s first budget to get a sense of the new administration’s take on economic policies. The US has been arguing that the defence component in the ties between the two countries does not match up to the strategic relationship between the global partners.

A week before the BRICS summit on July 15 in Brazil, Modi is tentatively scheduled to travel for two days to Japan on July 3-4 and hold a summit-level meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

Haryana policeman in custody for molesting 6-year-old girl in bus
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome