Next week, U.S. National Security Advisor Sullivan will visit India in an effort to strengthen Indo-Pacific ties.

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According to persons familiar with the matter, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will visit India the following week, mostly to evaluate developments under the Initiative for Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) with his counterpart Ajit Doval.

The top national security advisor to President Biden is expected to visit New Delhi on April 17 and hold meetings there on April 18. A senior White House source told reporters in Washington that the high-level meeting would cover “next steps in technology cooperation,” “compare notes on the Indo-Pacific,” and the US-India relationship.

The yearly review meeting on iCET was supposed to take place in February of this year, but it was postponed due to the global crisis in West Asia and Ukraine. Sullivan was slated to visit India.

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“One of President Joe Biden’s greatest accomplishments is his endeavours to forge closer ties between the United States and India.” A White House official stated at a press briefing on Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s official visit to the US, “And I do believe that the United States and India are working more closely together than ever before, both in the Indo-Pacific and the Indian Ocean, as well as on critical issues like technology.”

The representative admitted that “there might have been some ambivalence or some uncertainty” in the past between the two nations.

These days, I hardly see any of that. I observe leaders on both sides who are aware of the possibilities of this and who are all in on the promise and prospects of the other.

As per the statement from the White House representative, there has been a significant improvement in the US-India relationship and there has been an exceptional degree of engagement on all fronts, including security, intelligence, technology, and people-to-people interactions.

At a recent White House press conference, Sullivan stated that technological cooperation and other areas of cooperation have elevated the United States-Indian alliance to a new level.

“With an engagement across technology and security and so many other dimensions, the partnership between the US and India — a country in the BRICS — has gone to new heights,” Sullivan stated.

Speaking at the second INDUS-X Summit in New Delhi in February of this year, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane emphasised the strong defence cooperation between India and the US, which is based

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