Corona Update: The US will help India, said Joe Biden Assuring the Country Assistance

Story Highlights
  • US aids help in the form of raw materials for vaccines
  • President Joe Biden and Vice President tweet about the outbreak in India
  • Top Officials of both the countries hold talks

New Delhi: White House on Sunday announced aid to the Indian Sub-continent urgently to help it combat the deadly coronavirus crisis. In this context, President Joe Biden tweeted, “Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, we are determined to help India in its time of need.”

Despite a break from his office, US President is believed to follow up on the developments in India. Vice President Kamala Harris tweeted,” The US is working closely with the Indian government to rapidly deploy additional support and supplies during an alarming COVID-19 outbreak. As we provide assistance, we pray for the people of India -including its courageous healthcare workers.” 

The tweets came as the first reaction by the American leaders after India faced a fierce outbreak.  The two leaders have been criticized by friends of India in the US, including some of their own party leaders, for a slow response to their natural ally.  

It is reported that Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is in contact with Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla and India’s Ambassador to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu. She said,” The American people stand in solidarity with our friends in India during these difficult times. We are rapidly providing therapeutics, ventilators, PPE, raw material for vaccines, and more.”

 Earlier on Sunday, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval during which the White House announced that it is urgently sending medical supplies and equipment to save lives in India. 

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