Shri Ajit Doval meets US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan

Jun 14: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is on an official visit to New Delhi from 13-14 June 2023 at the invitation of Shri Ajit Doval, KC, National Security Adviser of India. He is accompanied by a delegation of senior US government officials and leaders of US industry. The two NSAs have engaged regularly in extensive discussions on a broad bilateral, regional and global agenda. The current visit, which comes in the run-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US, will allow them to continue their high-level dialogue, which will include a review of the robust and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries as well as a survey of the India-US global strategic partnership.

Following the launch of the India-US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) by Prime Minister Modi and President Joseph Biden on the sidelines of the QUAD Summit in Tokyo on 24 May 2022, the two NSAs have also driven a concerted effort between the two countries to engage on the identified areas of collaboration, including Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Semiconductors, Telecommunications, Defence and Space. The current visit by Mr Sullivan will thus provide an opportunity for the two NSAs to review the progress thus far and set new priorities and objectives for iCET.

Earlier today, the two National Security Advisers met for restricted discussions on regional and global issues of mutual interest. Later in the evening, they attended the second Track 1.5 dialogue on iCET organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry. The first edition of this dialogue had been organised by the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. on 30 January 2023. The NSAs addressed the participants at the dialogue, which included leading representatives of academia and industry from both countries. They expressed satisfaction at the progress made under iCET and encouraged stakeholders on both sides to strive for technology value chain partnerships that would lead to the co-development and co-production of high-technology products and services in both countries.

During the visit, NSA Sullivan will also meet with External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar and other dignitaries of the Government of India.

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