Foreign Policy Watch: India-United States

India-Japan-US trilateral in New Delhi ahead of Trump-Abe summit


Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: India-US forum, the trilateral dialogue.

Mains level: The trilateral dialogue


 Trilateral dialogue between India, Japan and the US

  1. India will host the strategically important trilateral dialogue between India, Japan and the US this week
  2. The US administration has sent two of its senior diplomats from the State Department  to co-lead the American delegation for the trilateral dialogue

Background of the trilateral dialogue

  1. The India-Japan-US trilateral was launched in December 2011 when Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State
  2. It was elevated to ministerial level in 2015. The inaugural ministerial trilateral was held on September 29, 2015, in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session
  3. The last ministerial dialogue was also held in New York in September 2017

India-US forum

  1. One of the diplomats will also participate in the India-US Forum, hosted by the Ananta Centre and the Ministry of External Affairs
  2. The India-US Forum is a platform for both American and Indian leaders across the spectrum to discuss complex global and bilateral issues and promote greater cooperation between the two countries through consultation and collaboration
  3. Conveners : Ananta Centre and Ministry of External Affairs
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