Monthly Policy Note | June 2021
Last week saw External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr Jaishankar, visit the US. On Friday (May 28), when he met his counterpart, he said, and I quote, “This is the first Cabinet-level visit from India to the new administration, and I’m of course delighted that I see someone as a counterpart with whom I’ve worked for many years. We have many issues to discuss”. In diplomacy, words are crafted to represent a message often – stressing personal acquaintance and issues stands out. In the readout of the meeting with the Secretary of State, it said, “...mentioned several points including where he reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to deepening the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership".