John Kerry lauds Narendra Modi, says India-US healthy relations will continue to deepen

Kerry listed four specific areas that will be discussed during Obama's visit.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: January 12, 2015 6:24 pm
John Kerry, vibrant gujarat, gujarat, modi, PM modi, narendra modi US Secretary of State John Kerry. (Source: AP photo)

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said both India and United States have invested in the relationship and will continue to deepen it by creating a healthier, more secure and prosperous future to be able to impact policies that affect the world.

Kerry listed four specific areas of climate change, defence, civil nuclear cooperation and economic partnership that will come up in the conversations between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi later during the month.

He also said the two countries were working together to safeguard maritime security, freedom of navigation and overflight throughout the region and strengthen partnership to combat terrorism, piracy and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and reiterated its commitment to deepening of regional dialogue on key political and security issues.

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Obama, who is the first US President to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day, will be visiting the country to strengthen ties between one of the oldest and biggest democracies in the world.

“We are all invested in this relationship because we recognise what this moment offers to us but also what it demands of us and we continue to deepen our partnership, transform how we collaborate.

“I am convinced that India and United States will create a healthier, more secure and more prosperous future and not just for one another but indeed be able to have an impact on  policies that will affect the world,” Kerry said addressing the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

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The US Secretary of State said that his country can do a great deal to work together to achieve Prime Minister Modi’s ambitious plan of providing electricity to all homes in India and expressed the hope to expand on such programmes in the coming months.

“For both India and the United States, investing in each other’s success is frankly in both of our interests. It is really a smart, strategic bet for both the countries,” he said.

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    Ramachandran
    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm
    Gujarat is shining but not India.
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      S.Gonesh
      Jan 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm
      Sure, friendly relationship with the US will be great. That isnot the problem. The big problem is, the USA never was andis a reliable partner. Why? If a country has treated its Nativesas badly as the USA has done; this is not an accusation towardsthe present generation or its leaders, but India has the right toask for a solution for this dilemma, because the extermination ofthe Native of Americas could take place, while the Europeanswere looking ways to reach India. In the end it is India, who hasthe right of asking protection and rehabilitation of the Natives. Second point is; the USA must take good note of Indias "INWARD-LOOKING"civilisation. USA and the west have and "OUTWARD-LOOKING"tradition. This two points must be solved first, only then the USA willbe a friend.
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        falguni rathod
        Jan 12, 2015 at 10:23 am
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          Gopal
          Jan 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm
          This is going to be the defining relationship of the 21st century. Given the rise of China and failure of stan, these two countries together must work together to change the world in the next 50 years with a trade of one trillion dollars each year between them.
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            Gopi Chand
            Jan 12, 2015 at 8:28 pm
            Many times history showed that USA & India bonhomie ended up with mere photo ops and some elaborate g statements. Nothing substantial resulted out of so called strategic partnership other than few military hardware s without any technology transfer.For long USA wants India in its influential sphere while India persuaded it's own Independent foreign policy which did not go well with USAplicated labor , tax policies in India coupled with educated labor force and huge middle cl potion posed both opportunities and challenges for USA in doing business.Though both countries share same democratic values, they do have there own share of unresolved foreign policy differences.Unless India & USA iron out there differences we cannot expect substantial results.
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