Joe Biden calls Pm Modi, pledge to strengthen US-India ties

Modi calls Biden to advance strategic ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday to congratulate him on his win and reiterate India’s firm commitment to its strategic partnership with the United States. In the first phone conversation with Joe Biden, both the leaders agreed to work closely to further advance the Indo-Us strategic partnership. PM Modi offered his congrats to the Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, saying that her success was a matter of pride and inspiration for members of the vibrant Indian-American community, who are a tremendous source of strength for Indo-US relations. Also shared the priorities and concerns – the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region, the Prime Minister tweeted at around midnight on Tuesday.

Modi had earlier tweeted his congratulations to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on November 8. The Indian prime minister recalled his earlier interactions with Biden, including during his official visits to the United States in 2014 and 2016. Biden had visited India in 2013 and also had chaired the Joint Session of the US Congress that was addressed by Modi during his 2016 visit to Washington.