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PM Modi, Biden Talk, Reiterate Firm Commitment To Strategic Partnership

Prime Minister Modi mentioned he regarded ahead to working with US President-elect Joe Biden (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday to congratulate him on his win and reiterate India’s agency dedication to its strategic partnership with the USA. The Prime Minister additionally provided his congratulations to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and mentioned that her success was a matter of delight for the Indian-American neighborhood.

“Spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on telephone to congratulate him. We reiterated our agency dedication to the Indo-US strategic partnership and mentioned our shared priorities and issues – the COVID-19 pandemic, local weather change, and cooperation within the Indo-Pacific Area,” the Prime Minister tweeted at round midnight on Tuesday.

“I additionally conveyed heat congratulations for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Her success is a matter of nice delight and inspiration for members of the colourful Indian-American neighborhood, who’re an amazing supply of power for Indo-US relations,” PM Modi added.

Earlier this month Prime Minister Modi joined different world leaders, together with the Prime Ministers of Canada and the UK, in addition to French President Emmanuel Macron, in tweeting to congratulate Mr Biden on changing into the forty sixth President of the USA.

“Congratulations Joe Biden in your spectacular victory! Because the VP, your contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations was crucial and invaluable. I sit up for working intently collectively as soon as once more to take India-US relations to larger heights,” PM Modi tweeted, hours after US media networks known as the election in favour of the Democrat.

He additionally congratulated Ms Harris, calling her success as “pathbreaking”. “I’m assured that vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger together with your assist and management,” he mentioned.

Aside from working collectively on combating terrorism and local weather change, and defeating the coronavirus pandemic and rebooting the worldwide economic system, Mr Biden is broadly anticipated to assist India’s bid to turn into a everlasting member of the United Nations Safety Council.


In response to a coverage paper launched through the election, the President-elect feels “no widespread international problem might be solved with out India and the US working as accountable companions”. The paper additionally outlines plans to work with India on counter-terrorism and local weather change.

Joseph Biden, 77, defeated Donald Trump, 74 in a bitterly-fought presidential election that attracted a report variety of People voters. Mr Biden gathered 306 electoral faculty votes (he wanted 270 to win) to Mr Trump’s 232 and polled almost 79 lakh votes to Mr Trump’s 73.2 lakh.

Mr Trump has since lashed out on social media with unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud and miscounting. A number of of his tweets have since been flagged by Twitter as being “disputed”.

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