The Indian government is planning to defend the human rights record of the nation during the visit of US Secretary of state Antony J. Blinken. Official sources state that the Modi government will apprise him of India’s achievements in upholding democratic values and human rights. It further added that India is open to engaging with those who recognize diversity.
US Secretary of state Antony J. Blinken will arrive in India on July 27, 2021, scheduling his meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister S.Jaishankar on the next day. In his two-day visit to India, Blinken is expected to raise the human and democratic rights records in India. Blinken will meet External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on July 28.
As far as Democratic and Human rights are concerned, these issues are universal in nature and extend beyond national and cultural perspectives. India has done pretty well in both domains. India is proud of its achievement. A source said that India’s diversified society is open to engaging in talks with nations that recognize the value of diversity.
When the 84-year-old activist, Stan Swamy died due to covid complications, the Biden administration has expressed sadness over Swamy’s death. The United States requested India to respect the pivotal role that human rights activists play in a healthy democracy.
India plans to raise the present situation of Afghanistan and the impact of Biden’s decision after US troops are completely withdrawn by 31 August. Discussion on United State’s position on neighboring country Pakistan will also take place. India will stress the need for regulating terror financing and related aspects. Pakistan is known for its contribution to financing terror activities internationally and making Pakistan a haven for terrorists. As a part of Counter terrorism measures, India and the US will hold talks.
The discussion between India and the USA will be centered on the exchange, foreign policy, exercise, covid situation, and Indo-Pacific vision.