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There aren’t many more dynamic democracies in the world than India, according to White House

The White House said on Friday that there aren’t many more dynamic democracies in the world than India, praising the people of India for exercising their right to vote in the general elections.

 

John Kirby, the advisor on national security communications, praised the Indian people for having a say in their future administration.
“There aren’t too many more vibrant democracies in the world than India,” Kirby told reporters at a news conference. “We applaud the Indian people for exercising their right to vote and have a voice in their future government and we wish them well throughout the process of course.”

He was answering a question on the US president’s opinions of the general elections in India.
“I’m going to stick to the last three years…our relationship with India is extremely close and getting closer,” the White House official said in response to a follow-up inquiry on the India-US relationship under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

On a State visit, you witnessed it. In addition to strengthening and extending the significance of the Indo-Pacific Quad, of which India is a member, we have started a number of new initiatives focused on critical emerging technologies. Additionally, we have increased our military cooperation and people-to-people exchanges with India, Kirby added.
“It is a very vibrant and active partnership, and we’re grateful for Prime Minister Modi’s leadership,” Kirby said.

Kirby emphasized that US President Joe Biden was making a larger point when he was questioned about if he really thought that Japan and India, two of his quartet partners, are xenophobic.
Kirby said, “I think the president was highlighting a larger point about how inclusive and participatory our democracy is here in the United States and how vibrant it is.”

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