US President Joe Biden will also host PM Modi at the White House for their first bilateral meeting on September 24.
During Blinken's visit, both India and US will discuss a range of issues including recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and the situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a series of tweets, said he also thanked Harris for all the support and solidarity from the US government, businesses and the Indian diaspora.
S Jaishankar said there is a difference between the political imagery that has been "concocted" and actually the governance record out there.
'We are continuing to work closely with Indian officials and health experts to identify continued needs and emerging needs in this ongoing crisis,' US top official said.
The operation was conducted near Lakshadweep Islands by the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones on April 7.
Aware of India’s sensitivity to criticism of its rights record, Austin said at a news conference that it was normal to have 'those kinds of discussions’ with America’s partners.
Lloyd Austin held wide-ranging talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and said India is an increasingly important partner amid rapidly shifting international dynamics.
With the China threat looming large across the 3488-kilometer Line of Actual Control, India-US defence ties are poised to take off.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin called on PM Narendra Modi on Friday and conveyed the Biden administration’s strong desire to strengthen Indo-US defence ties
Comprising countries like Italy, Pakistan, Mexico and Egypt, the Coffee Club has opposed the permanent membership bid of India
Conversations with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and NSA Jake Sullivan underlined that India and the US were uniquely positioned to work closely on regional and global issues
The statement comes after India purchased the S-400 missile defence system from Russia despite a warning from the Donald Trump-administration that going ahead with the contract may invite US sanctions.
The US Secretary of State also used the #ModiHaitoMumkinHai in the tweet
We have been engaged with India, shown our moral support and made sure there's a peaceful resolution and de-escalation of the situation, an official said
The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) had earlier recommended designating India as a country of particular concern.
The ties between India and the US have witnessed a major upswing in the last four years, particularly in areas of defence and security.
They discussed cooperating on global challenges like Covid-19, global health security, climate change, human rights, global economic recovery.
Artists welcome tourists as they arrive to board Cordelia cruise ship on their way from Mumbai to Lakshadweep, during a Kerala Tourism event, in Kochi.PTI Photo
A medic prepares to administer a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hands over a smart health card under the 'Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana' (BSKY) scheme to a beneficiary, in Balangir district.PTI Photo
Assam Chief Minister and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma during BJP State executive meeting, at Amingaon in Kamrup district.PTI Photo
Swami Adya Tiwari, prime accused in Mahant Narendra Giri death case, being produced in the District Court, in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
India is poised to become a global education hub with the government introducing major policy changes
Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 50 State Private Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.
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Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates