India-US 2+2 talks: India could not secure exemption under CATSAA Act

-

There were 2+2 diplomatic talks between India and America, from India Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had reached America to attend the meeting. There was a meeting between Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden through video conferencing. India and the US have discussed expanding their bilateral understanding in areas such as defence cooperation, space and cyberspace. Both countries have spoken of jointly strengthening their military to meet the emerging challenges around the world.

India and the US also discussed strategic cooperation between the countries on issues ranging from Indo-Pacific to the Russia-Ukraine war.

India-US 2+2 talks

“They also agreed to launch an inaugural defence artificial intelligence dialogue, expand joint cyber training and exercises,” said the readout, which was heavy on defence and strategic cooperation. The keyword “strategic cooperation” was used multiple times in the readout by the Pentagon.

The United States and India finalise major bilateral initiatives on information-sharing, contact exchange and joint service engagement to support high-end, joint operations.
“They agreed to maintain close consultation on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, including humanitarian aid efforts, and echo support for an independent investigation into the brutal violence deployed against civilians in Bucha,” the readout said.

We are here to help them diversify their means of importing oil, President Biden said. India’s imports from the US are much bigger than those from Russia: White House said that Biden was seeking a promise from PM Modi that he would not increase discounted oil purchases from Russia.

India condemned the civilian killings in the Ukrainian city of Bucha. India supported the call for an independent investigation, provided more than 90 tons of humanitarian relief material to Ukraine and its neighbour, and used its resources to evacuate about 150 foreign nationals from 18 countries: White House Press Secretary.

In a joint statement on the 4th India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, the ministers categorically condemned the civilian casualties in Ukraine and called for an immediate end to hostilities.

India was hoping to get an exemption under the CATSAA Act created under Trump’s administration. However, Secretary of State Antony Blinken categorically stated that the US has not yet taken any decision regarding granting immunity to India under the CATSAA act.

India is looking forward to its defence imports from Russia, mainly the S400 missile defence system. An exemption from CATSAA would have helped India with its imports of the S400 missile defence system.

Support Indian Spectator, follow us on Google News. Submit your opinion and guest articles on Info.indianspectator@gmail.com

IS NewsDesk
IS NewsDesk
Stories curated by our interns and news crew. Originally reported or general compilation from various available sources and news agencies.

Latest News

Rooting for Change: Farmer Protests Reignite in India – Exploring Demands, Updates, and Impact

In a momentous resurgence of the farmers' movement, tens of thousands of Indian farmers have once again taken to...

Paytm Navigates Regulatory Challenges: Transitioning Towards a Third-Party App Model

Since its establishment in May 2017, Paytm Payments Bank has encountered a series of regulatory hurdles, culminating in recent...

RBI Halts Paytm Payments Bank: Unraveling the Regulatory Actions

On the 31st of January, a pivotal moment unfolded as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued an unequivocal...

Bharat Ratna for LK Advani: A Tribute to a Stalwart Statesman’s Enduring Legacy in Indian Politics

Renowned BJP stalwart Lal Krishna Advani is set to receive the highest civilian honor in the country, the 'Bharat...

Why Lakshadweep Trails Behind the Maldives: A Look at Geography and Tourism

The proximity of Lakshadweep and the Maldives, two archipelagic islands nestled in the Indian Ocean, raises intriguing questions about...

Is News Media’s Role in Shaping Justice and Priorities a Double-Edged Sword?

In our information-driven world, news platforms play a crucial role in keeping the public informed about significant events and...

Jio AirFiber vs. Airtel Xstream AirFiber: Which One’s Better for You?

Let's dive right into the world of home internet and make choosing between Airtel Xstream AirFiber and Jio AirFiber....

The Dynamics of Free Markets and Buyouts

In the realm of economics, the interplay between free markets and buyouts is a phenomenon experienced by capitalist nations...