‘US under Biden will turn to India for a more reliable supply chain’
''US policy on Pakistan has often oscillated between incentivizing and pressurizing. We will have to see what immediate strategy is selected given US dependence on Pakistan at this stage for the ongoing talks with the Taliban.''
NEW DELHI : Joseph Biden of the Democratic Party is all set to take office as the 46th President of the US in January. So what are the implications for India? According to Arun K Singh, former Indian ambassador to the US, the Biden campaign had released an Agenda for the Indian American community on 15 August, in which it had stated that “Biden will deliver on his long-standing belief that India and the US are natural partners, and a Biden Administration will place a high priority on continuing to strengthen the US-India relationship." But India could face challenges in dealing with Biden on climate change, human rights and US policy on Pakistan. On China, the US under Biden will also look to India as it seeks to develop a more reliable and less China centric, supply chain. Edited excerpts.