New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday night held a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken focusing on the crisis in Ukraine, situation in Indo-Pacific and bilateral cooperation.
The talks came a day ahead of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to India.
“Just completed a useful conversation with @SecBlinken. Reviewed the progress on our bilateral cooperation. Discussed developments pertaining to the Indo-Pacific, Ukraine and the global economy,” Jaishankar tweeted.
India and the US have been in touch over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
US Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh arrived in India on Wednesday on a two-day visit.
Hours after his arrival, Singh held talks with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.
Singh is known to be the key architect in designing the US sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden recently made a veiled dig at India over its position on the crisis in Ukraine.
Biden said the world had launched a united front across Europe and the Pacific on the Russian attack on Ukraine with the “possible exception of India”. He said India had been “somewhat shaky” over the Russian invasion at the Quad as well. PTI MPB ANB ANB ANB
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