Secretary of State Blinken says Indian probe into foiled assassination plot is “good and appropriate”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called US Justice Department’s indictment of an Indian national for his alleged involvement in a foiled plot to assassinate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, US-based leader of Sikhs For Justice, a Sikh separatist movement, an ongoing legal matter and termed the Indian government’s decision to investigate the matter as “good and appropriate”. He said the US looked forward to seeing the results.

Antony Blinken to visit India for 2+2 Ministerial Dialog this month

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will embark on a five-nation visit, concluding with India to participate in the 2+2 Ministerial Dialog in November, the State Department informed in a statement. Blinken will be visiting Israel, Jordan, Japan, South Korea and lastly, India. During his visit to India, Blinken will be accompanied by US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin. The US delegation will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior Indian officials to discuss both bilateral and global concerns and developments in the Indo-Pacific.

In talks with US, Jaishankar raises Canada’s ‘permissive’ attitude towards terror

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Friday that India’s diplomatic row with Canada was discussed in his meeting with top US officials — Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan — and that he gave them both an exhaustive account of India’s case, which included its assessment of “a very permissive Canadian attitude towards terrorists”.

Jaishankar, Blinken discuss potential of India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held discussions on the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor and its potential to generate high-standard infrastructure investments, the US State Department said in a statement. The two leaders held discussions on a full range of issues, including key outcomes of India’s G20 presidency.