Foreign Policy Watch: India-United States

India, US two-plus-two dialogue postponed: US official

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

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Two-plus-two meeting

Mains level: Strenthening of India-US relationship in recent years


Meeting to be rescheduled

  1. The India-US two-plus-two meeting has been postponed as of now
  2. This is due to uncertainty over the confirmation of the nomination of Mike Pompeo, as the new Secretary of State

About the meeting

  1. The first two-plus-two meeting between India and the US was tentatively scheduled for April 18-19
  2. The two-plus-two dialogue was seen as a vehicle to elevate the strategic relationship between the two countries

Impact on India-US bilateral ties

  1. This would have no impact on the bilateral relationship
  2. In the meetings, this week, the foreign and defense secretaries decided to continue with their agenda
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