India is a critical partner of the United States in all aspects, more particularly in political, economic or security relations. The Indian Americans in US are the most active Asian community and the most highly educated ethnic groups in the U.S. US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), the voice of Indian Americans has been working for addressing concerns of the community and as a bi partisan organization has been working continuously for revising and elevating US-India relations.
Indian-American groups under the aegis of USINPAC had launched a successful campaign to win more lawmakers' support for a move to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress when he visited US in September. Three former Indian Prime Ministers, Rajiv Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh have all been accorded this honor due to grassroots campaign by USINPAC. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rapturous reception in New York City at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, where he spoke to more than 19,000 people, largely Indian Americans.