NEW DELHI: During their meeting on the eve of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Joe Biden reaffirmed the importance of the Quad in supporting a free, open, inclusive, and resilient Indo-Pacific.
The Quad, or the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, is a strategic security dialogue between Australia, India, Japan, and the United States.
The Quad members actively engage in discussions, intelligence exchanges, and military training exercises to uphold the grouping’s aims and objectives. Prime Minister Modi said he looked forward to welcoming President Biden to the next Quad Leaders’ Summit, to be hosted by India in 2024.
India also welcomed the US decision to co-lead the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Pillar on Trade Connectivity and Maritime Transport. The US joined the IPOI in June. Global governance: Prime Minister Modi and President Biden share the view that global governance must be more inclusive and representative.
The leaders – one heading the world’s largest and the other from the oldest democracies – reaffirmed their commitment to deepen and diversify the India-US Major Defence Partnership through expanded cooperation in new and emerging domains such as space and AI, as well as accelerated defence industrial collaboration.
They also welcomed the completion of the Congressional Notification process on August 29 and the commencement of negotiations for a commercial agreement between GE Aerospace and Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) to manufacture GE F-414 jet engines in India.