NSA Jake Sullivan Postpones India Visit Amid Iran-Israel Crisis In Middle East

NSA Jake Sullivan Postpones India Go to Amid Iran-Israel Disaster In Center East

In response to a US Embassy spokesperson NSA Jake Sullivan will miss this week’s journey to India as a result of ongoing disaster within the Center East.

NSA Jake Sullivan Postpones India Visit Amid Iran-Israel Crisis In Middle East
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets United States (US) Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan, in New Delhi. (File Picture: ANI)

US Nationwide Safety Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan has postponed his go to to India this week in wake of ongoing tensions between Iran and Israel after the previous’s brazen missile assault on the Jewish nation this weekend.

In response to a US Embassy spokesperson NSA Sullivan will miss this week’s journey to India as a result of ongoing disaster within the Center East and appears ahead to holding the Initiative for Vital and Rising Expertise (iCET) annual evaluation on the subsequent earliest potential date.

“On account of ongoing occasions within the Center East, NSA Sullivan has postponed his journey to India this week. NSA Sullivan appears ahead to holding the Initiative for Vital and Rising Expertise (iCET) annual evaluation on the subsequent earliest potential date and stays personally dedicated to advancing our deeply consequential and multifaceted partnership with India,” the spokesperson stated.

Notably, that is the second time in three months that NSA Jake Sullivan has postponed his go to to India. Sullivan was scheduled to journey to India earlier this yr in February for the annual evaluation assembly on iCET, however his plans modified as a result of Russia-Ukraine battle and Israel’s battle towards Hamas within the Gaza Strip.

Later, Sullivan was scheduled to go to New Delhi on April 7 however his journey to India has been postponed as soon as once more.

The spokesperson stated that US President Joe Biden can also be wanting ahead to the subsequent assembly of the Quad leaders and “persevering with our efforts with India to ship outcomes for the American and Indian folks, in addition to our companions, in help of our shared imaginative and prescient for a free, open, and affluent Indo-Pacific.”

In Could 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden launched iCET to facilitate outcome-oriented cooperation in new and rising applied sciences. iCET is co-led by the NSCS in India and the US Nationwide Safety Council (NSC).

In February this yr, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane, whereas talking on the second version of INDUS-X Summit in New Delhi, highlighted strong defence partnership between India and the US, rooted in mutual respect and strategic convergence.

(With inputs from businesses)



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