- Indian Prime Minister has held bilateral talks with US President ahead of the formal inauguration of the G-20 Summit in Osaka,Japan.
- The two leaders discussed various bilateral and global issues such as (a)Iran (b)5G communications networks (c)trade and (d)defence ahead of the G-20 Summit.
- The two leaders agreed that trade issues need to be discussed and trade ministers of both countries will be meeting soon to resolve issues.
- The US administration has barred use or installation of Huawei 5G technology equipped devices in critical infrastructure and offices related to security establishment.
- The US has been lobbying with friendly nations to boycott Huawei 5G rollout in those countries.Japan and Australia have already barred Huawei from rolling out 5G technology there.
- India has not yet committed to US administration’s call for a ban on Huawei plan to rollout 5G in the country.India maintains the decision will be taken considering its own business and security interests.
- On Iran,Indian PM has pressed for the need to maintain stability in the gulf region.He said that nearly 8 lakh Indians work in the region and their presence makes India an important stakeholder in peace there.He also conveyed India’s energy concerns if situation remains volatile in gulf region.
- The two countries also discussed defence ties where the US president has said that defence deals between the two countries should go forward.But US did not raise the issue of S-400 missile system that India is buying from Russia.
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