The U.S. India Political Action Committee hosted a team of leading Indian parliamentarians in Washington, D.C., June 30, a press release reported. The delegation was here to explore investment opportunities in India, and has already concluded several meetings with members of Congress and think tanks in the nation’s capital.


USINPAC marked their visit by hosting a meeting and dinner reception for the visitors. Attendees from India included members of the 16th Lok Sabha from the Bharatiya Janata Party; Dr. Heena Gavit; Rahul Kaswan; Anshul Verma; Radhakrishnan Ramanathan of the All India N.R. Congress Party; Rajeev Satav of the Indian National Congress Party; Rahul Shewale, representing Mumbai South Central of the Shiv Sena Party; and several leading Indian Americans.


During the course of the dinner, USINPAC provided an overview of its role in the growth of U.S-India bilateral relations over the years and some strengths and aspirations of the Indian American community here.


The visiting Indian parliamentarians had questions relating to business investment and trade strategies that would address climate change, clean energy, and water conservation issues.


Gavit, who serves the Nandarbur constituency of Maharashtra, spoke about how problems of deforestation and poverty impact child and maternal health in her constituency. As a medical professional, she was curious about best practices in providing primary health services in rural America.


“We are at a cusp of the growth phase in cultural and business exchanges between the U.S. and India,” Sanjay Puri, chairman of USINPAC, remarked in a press release. “USINPAC will continue to host exchanges so that two of the greatest democracies can learn and benefit from each other.”


USINPAC is the voice of over 3.2 million Indian Americans and works on issues that concern the community. It supports candidates for local, state and federal office, and encourages political participation by the Indian American community.  


Source: India West




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