India’s and the USA’s leaders have pledged to deepen ties between the two nations.
The promise from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden came ahead of the G20 summit, which is set to place in India this weekend.
It came in the form of a joint statement on Friday, shortly after the US President landed in India’s capita, Delhi. The two nations reaffirmed their support for “a free, open, inclusive, and resilient Indo-Pacific” as members of the Quad alliance, which also includes Australia and Japan.
According to Al Jazeera this was the second in person meeting been Prime Minister Modi and President Biden since June.
Biden welcomed a deal to allow General Electric to produce jet engines in India to power Indian military aircraft, according to the joint statement, as well as an agreement for India to purchase US drones.