Jaishankar to take forward vaccine cooperation, discuss wider relations:
The most crucial purpose of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's five-day visit to the United States is to unclog the vaccine supply chain as India fights the second Covid wave amid acute shortages. The weight of unclogging the vaccine supply chain is the biggest during External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's five-day visit to the United States, as India faces the second Covid wave amid acute shortages. He is the first top Indian official to visit the United States "in person" since President Joe Biden took office and made the India-US relationship a priority on his bilateral and multilateral agenda. Jaishankar will meet with top senior officials and discuss a wide variety of bilateral, regional, and international issues at this first in-depth meeting between the two sides. The Covid problem, on the other hand, will be front and centre. Since the epidemic of Chinese origin shut the globe down, health security has become a national security issue. To reopen economies, the India-US collaboration must deliver worldwide and have an influence, particularly in the area of vaccine distribution, where China undermines, ridicules, and sows doubts from the sidelines. The Biden Administration recognises the need of strengthening India's vaccine manufacturing capacity in order to achieve the objectives set forth at the first Quad Leaders' Summit. Biden's motto, "America is back," is being put to the test in the face of China's many games, and the pace needs to pick up to confront the Covid problem straight on. The presence of Jaishankar will assist to press the subject of supply chain issues, where Washington will need to make clear political choices to ensure that materials flow. Not only in India, but throughout the region, there is an issue. With the support of the United States, sandbags of protection for the entire area must be put in place now that Indian eyes are finally and completely opened to the size of the second wave at home.