The U.S. is boosting ties to one of its major allies in Asia—India.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is visiting India, and met with Indian Prime Minister Modi.
In a Twitter post, Modi said he appreciated the strong bipartisan support from U.S. Congress members. He also mentioned that US-India ties are anchored in “shared democratic values and strong people-to-people ties.”
Schumer praised his conversation with Modi in another Twitter post calling it substantive and productive. He added that the ties between the two nations follow shared strategic interests, including out-competing China, combating climate change, and increasing trade.
President Joe Biden is eager to deepen ties with the world’s most populous democracy. It’s part of his bid to win the contest between free and autocratic societies, especially China.