External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar
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Jaishankar said, “We have worked with him when he was the Vice President.” I was there during the last phase of the Obama administration as ambassador. We already knew him when he became a member and then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 'The foreign minister was speaking in an online discussion organized by' Gateway House ', a prominent thinktank.
Jaishankar said that 'he (Biden) has been a part of the period when there was a radical change in Indo-US relations.' Jaishankar said that Biden, who was elected to the presidency, is no stranger to India or the two countries. Are not unaware of the relationship between.
He said 'I am confident that we will regain our momentum from where we left off, we have done this in the last four administrations.' Jaishankar said that 'I think the same will happen in this administration.'
Significantly, the strategic and defense relations between India and the United States greatly expanded during Barack Obama's tenure and Biden was instrumental in this as Vice President. In 2016, during the Obama administration, India was named as America's major defense partner.
The Obama administration supported India's claim for permanent membership of the UN Security Council and greatly enhanced cooperation with India to fight terrorism.
Biden, in his election campaign documents, spoke of his stand to increase the US-India partnership as well as standing with India in every field.