Biden’s key person on Russian sanction visits India for discussion


The relationship that has strengthened between the US and India is too vital to let it turn sour over a passing issue, like the ongoing Russian-Ukraine conflict. The conflict has surely highlighted a major difference of opinion between the two countries, but like any good relationship, the two countries have to work their differences out.

US President Joe Biden has decided to send his top advisors to India to discuss on how to maneuver through this war situation without affecting their relationship with each other,

Daleep Singh, an Indian American Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, will be in New Delhi on March 30 and 31, the White House said Tuesday, March 30.

Singh will consult closely with counterparts on the consequences of Russia’s unjustified war against Ukraine and mitigate its impact on the global economy, said Emily Horne, spokesperson of the National Security Council of the White House.

Horne said the top Biden Administration official will also discuss the priorities of the Biden Administration, including the promotion of high-quality infrastructure through Build Back Better World and the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.

In New Delhi, Singh will continue US administration’s ongoing consultations with India, and advance a range of issues in the US-India economic relationship and strategic partnership.

He will meet Indian officials to deepen cooperation to promote inclusive economic growth and prosperity, and a free and open Indo-Pacific, Horne said.

Singh, 46, is the great-grandson of Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian American elected to Congress. He has a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration in international economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Kennedy School.

During the Obama Administration, he was deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for international affairs and acting Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets in the Obama administration.

Singh is said to be the architect of economic sanctions against Russia under the Biden Administration. The sanctions, so far, have had a punitive impact on the Russian economy.