The Fifth Round of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, New Delhi, July 2014
President Obama has called our partnership with India a “defining partnership for the 21st century.” And as we go about the much-talked about “Asia rebalance,” there’s no more important partner for the United States in the region than India. The growing convergence of our interests and outlook has brought about unprecedented cooperation on regional and global security, economics and trade, education, science and technology, clean energy, health, and counterterrorism. Our governments have worked hard, especially in the last decade, to broaden and deepen this cooperation for the benefit of our citizens of our two great democracies.
- Joint Statement on the Fifth India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue (July 31, 2014)
Minister Swaraj and Secretary Kerry resolved to discuss bilateral trade and economic concerns in a spirit of partnership, including at the Ministerial Trade Policy Forum in India that both governments hope to convene in Fall 2014, focusing on key trade and investment issues.
- Sec. Kerry’s Remarks With Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj After Their Meeting (July 31, 2014)
The United States and India can and should be indispensable partners in the 21st century. Of course, delivering on the potential of this moment is the key. The words are easy; it’s the actions we need to take that will really define the relationship in the days ahead.
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Science and Technology, Innovation, and Health Cooperation (July 31, 2014)
Science and technology cooperation between the United States and India strengthens our bilateral relationship, promotes economic growth, and allows us to develop new and innovative technologies and products to address shared challenges.
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Energy and Climate Cooperation (July 31, 2014)
Recognizing the strategic importance of energy access and security, and building on our partnership under the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue, the United States and India continue to expand energy cooperation and exchange best practices.
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Cooperation (July 31, 2014)
Accelerating our partnership following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the United States and India continue to expand their counterterrorism and homeland security cooperation, enhancing global as well as bilateral security through ongoing dialogues, capacity building initiatives, and multilateral efforts such as the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum.
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Trade and Economic Cooperation (July 31, 2014)
The United States and India share a strong and growing economic relationship, driven by entrepreneurial and visionary individuals, institutions, and businesses in both countries. This engagement, including trade, education, cultural, and familial ties, has always been at the leading edge of the U.S.-India relationship and strategic partnership, and continues to expand.
- Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Joint Interview with Dr. Prannoy Roy of NDTV (July 31, 2014)
And we want a new relationship. We want to see things move in a very positive way. We’re excited about Prime Minister Modi’s direction and wanting to provide jobs, the things he wants to do for electricity, for the people.
- India’s Economic Strength and Business Environment Are of Strategic Importance to the U.S. (July 30, 2014)
The long-standing partnership between the US and India is on the cusp of an historic transformation. Working together, the world’s oldest democracy and the world’s largest democracy can forge a new era of shared prosperity and security for hundreds of millions of people in India, across Asia and the world.
- Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry’s Trip to India (July 30, 2014)
We will have the Strategic Dialogue between the United States and India, which is an annual event, but we will be doing that for a second consecutive year in New Delhi, again, as an indication of our desire to really engage with this new government and across the broadest spectrum possible.