India sees continuity in ties with US amid common need to counter China

A calendar with the images of US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris in a shop in Thulasendrapuram, a village in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Ms Harris’ late grandfather P.V. Gopalan was from the village.
A calendar with the images of US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris in a shop in Thulasendrapuram, a village in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Ms Harris’ late grandfather P.V. Gopalan was from the village. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW DELHI - India has felt reassured by the statements emerging from Washington so far, with continuity expected in a relationship where the strategic convergences outweigh the differences.

US Secretary of Defence nominee Lloyd Austin this week said the Biden administration is focused on elevating defence ties, which have emerged as a bedrock of the relationship with India.

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