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‘Modi Doctrine’ overcomes hesitations of history: U.S.

Describing the just-concluded visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here as “historic”, the Obama Administration has named his vision of Indo-U.S. ties as “Modi Doctrine” that has overcome the “hesitations of history” and working for the betterment of the global good.

“The most important outcome in my mind of the visit this week and of the years of effort that preceded it is the clear and compelling vision that was laid out by Prime Minister Modi before joint session of the U.S. Congress,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal said.

“This vision which I have come to call the Modi Doctrine laid out a foreign policy that overcomes the hesitations of history and embraces the convergence between our two countries and our shared interests,” Ms. Biswal told a Washington audience.

Ms. Biswal, the Obama Administration’s point person for South and Central Asia, said this at a discussion on “Security and strategic outcomes from the Modi visit” organised on Thursday here jointly by the U.S.-based Heritage Foundation and the New Delhi-based India Foundation, both think tanks.

Mr. Modi, she said, in his speech furthered his bold vision of India-U.S. partnership that could anchor peace, prosperity and stability from Asia to Africa, from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific and help ensure the security of the sea lanes of commerce and freedom of navigation on the seas..

Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Arun K. Singh said:“There is a need to build confidence and to build the habit of working together.” — PTI