Anchor: Teena Jha
A recent meeting took place between S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington where a host of bilateral issues like Vaccine Procurement, QUAD, Climate change, Indo-China situation were discussed.
He also met top US administration officials — Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, the US Trade Representative, Director of National Intelligence, top American lawmakers from both the Democratic and Republican parties, and also top American business leaders.
Maitri initiative: As a part of its vaccine diplomacy and benevolent humanitarian efforts, India is exporting vaccines (Covaxin and Covishield) to countries in need.
Significance of the visit:
The coordination between India and the US is a win-win situation for all stakeholders. It’s a positive endeavour to reach herd immunity and the ultimate eradication of the pandemic.