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  • 26 February, 2020

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India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership

Syllabus subtopic: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

Prelims and Mains focus: about the visit and its highlights; cooperation in various sectors

News: US President Donald Trump concluded his maiden 2-day visit to India.

Key highlights

  • India and the U.S. resolved to upgrade their bilateral relationship to a Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership that will include issues such as defence, security cooperation and revitalisation of the Indo-Pacific quadrilateral dialogue consisting of Japan, the U.S., India and Australia.

  • Both sides also called upon Pakistan to rein in cross-border terror threats and sought justice for the victims of 26/11 attack and the Pathankot terror attack of 2016.

  • They called for concerted action against all terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, the Haqqani Network, TTP, D Company, and all their affiliates.

  • Both sides also took note of the efforts of the ASEAN region to create a code of conduct in the South China Sea region. They also agreed to undertake development activities in third countries and intensify cooperation in the space domain

  • Both sides had resolved to maintain the Internet as a free and secure arena. India and the United States recognised the need for an innovative digital ecosystem that is secure and reliable, and facilitates the flow of information and data.

  • Both countries were also working on cybersecurity and counter-terrorism issues.

Source: The Hindu

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