Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice president Joe Biden said that strengthening America's strategic relationship with its natural partner India will be a "high priority" for its government if it wins the November election.
Joe Biden challenges incumbent President Donald Trump, a Republican, in the U.S. presidential election on November 3.
"India must be a partner in the region for security reasons and quite openly for security reasons," Biden replied to a question about US-India relations during a virtual fundraiser on Wednesday.
In the fundraiser by Beacon Capital Partners chairman and CEO Alan Leventhal, the former vice president said India and the United States were natural partners.
"This partnership, a strategic partnership, is necessary and important for our security," said Biden when asked by a participant whether India was critical to US national security.
Regarding his eight years as Vice President, he said: "In our administration, I was proud to play a role in getting Congress to approve Congress on the civil nuclear agreement between the United States and India over a decade ago, which is a big deal . "
"Opening the door to great progress in our relationships and strengthening our strategic partnership with India has been a high priority in the Obama Biden government and will be a high priority if I am elected President," said Biden.
Joe Biden was a great supporter of India-United States relations as both a vice president and a Delaware senator.
Regarding the November polls, Joe Biden, 77 said the country's character is on the ballot. The upcoming elections are the most important poll of their lives and the country is currently fighting for its soul, he said.
Mr. Biden also struck President Trump and his government over the treatment of the coronavirus pandemic.
The United States is currently the nation most affected by the fatal disease. According to Johns Hopkins University, the country has reported 2.68 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 128,000 deaths.
Mr Biden said he would not be holding rallies for presidential campaigns during the country's coronavirus pandemic.
"Trump ignored warnings from the start, refused to prepare, and failed to protect the country. Not only now, but throughout his presidency, he undermined the cornerstones of what I would argue, moral and economic strength," he said .
"I really believe that our country is crying out for leadership, and perhaps more importantly for healing. Today we have a tremendous opportunity not only to rebuild, but to rebuild better than before. To build a better future. That's what America does." does, "he added.
Opinion polls show that Joe Biden has an almost double-digit lead over Donald Trump in the upcoming November election.
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