India-US relations strengthened due to Modi-Trump friendship?


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that relations between India and America strengthened significantly during Donald Trump’s tenure as US President. Jaishankar’s statement has come when presidential elections are to be held in America.

Republican candidate Donald Trump has achieved a big victory in South Carolina on Saturday. Jaishankar said in a statement that the friendship between PM Narendra Modi and Donald Trump has emerged very strongly. Leaving aside some issues, India-US relations deepened.

Speaking at an event in Delhi, S Jaishankar said, “Trump was the President from 2017 to 2021. We had very good relations with them. He had come here on a tour, our Prime Minister had gone on a tour there. Like any relationship, there were some issues but overall if I look at it, our relationship grew stronger in those four years.”

Let us tell you that Donald Trump visited India as President in 2020 and addressed a rally with the Prime Minister in Motera, Gujarat. Where Trump said, “We will always remember this remarkable hospitality. We will always remember this.”

The External Affairs Minister said that India’s relations have improved with every American President after Bill Clinton, not just Donald Trump. Jaishankar said, “It is not just Trump, if you look at India-US relations since Bill Clinton, relations have deepened with every presidency. You can attribute it to structural advantages or you can attribute it to astute diplomacy. “It has grown and I’m sure it will continue to grow.”

Trump is currently campaigning heavily before the upcoming presidential elections in America. He won the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday.