NSA Ajit Doval, US NSC Jake Sullivan participate in U.S.-INDIA Track 1.5 Strategic Dialogue

31 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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NSA Ajit Doval, along with American counterpart Jake Sullivan and US Secy of Commerce Gina Raimondo, attended a Track 1.5 event organised by the US-India Business Council on Tuesday.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, along with his American counterpart Jake Sullivan and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, attended a Track 1.5 event organised by the US-India Business Council at the US Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, a round table discussion was held on the fringes of the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies’ (ICET) formal high-level interaction. On Monday, senior industry representatives from both India and the United States attended the event.

Doval, who arrived in Washington on Monday morning and was welcomed by Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. Doval and Sullivan ¬†and CEOs from both nations and leadership of prominent universities participated in the “special and unique reception”.

During the reception, the dignitaries held discussions on building bilateral cooperation in critical and emerging tech. Sharing glimpses of the reception at India House on Twitter, Taranjit Singh Sandhu wrote, “A unique & special reception in India House! Delighted to host India’s NSA Ajit Doval, US NSA @JakeSullivan46 Commerce Sec @GinaRaimondo, CEOs frm India & US & leadership of prominent Universities. Insightful conversations on building bilateral cooperation in critical & emerging tech.”

Doval, who arrived in Washington on Tuesday, also met US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. During the meeting, the two sides held discussions on various aspects of bilateral cooperation.

Indian Embassy in the United States tweeted, “General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff @thejointstaff called on NSA Ajit Doval today. Fruitful discussion on various aspects of bilateral cooperation.”

Doval and Sullivan will hold an official meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The conversations at the White House will be laser-focused on integrating Washington and New Delhi’s strategic, commercial, and scientific approaches, particularly in the sphere of technology.

A high-level delegation is accompanying the NSA. The delegation includes India’s Principal Scientific Adviser, ISRO Chairman, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, Secretary of the Department of Telecommunications, and DG of DRDO.

Sullivan is joined on the US side by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the NSC Indo-Pacific. Kurt Campbell, Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director for National Security and Technology, and Seth Center, Deputy Envoy for the Office of Critical and Emerging Technologies at the State Department, will participate in the discussion.