The Modi Doctrine

Describing PM Modi's just-concluded US visit as “historic“, the Obama administration has christened his vision of Indo-US ties as the `Modi Doctrine'. In his address to a joint sitting of US Congress, Modi said the bilateral relationship had “overcome the hesitations of history“ and strong US-India ties could anchor “peace, prosperity and stability“ in the world. “The most important outcome of the visit, and of the years of effort that preceded it, is the clear and compelling vision that was laid out by PM Modi,“ assistant secretary of state for south and central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal said.
“This vision, which I have come to call the `Modi Doctrine', laid out a foreign policy that overcomes the hesitations of history and embraces the convergence between our two countries and our shared interests,“ she added.
Biswal, the Obama administration's point person for south and central Asia, was speaking during a discussion on `Security and Strategic Outcomes from the Modi Visit' organized on Thursday by Heritage Foundation, an American think tank, and India Foundation, an Indian think tank. US ambassador to India Richard Verma said the US shared the PM's vision.
“We envision India as a leading power that can uphold international norms and support what defence secretary Carter called last week a `principled security network' in Asia,“ he added.

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