US & India celebrated as ‘enduring Global partners in the 21st century’ with a flurry of diplomatic and community events in the US Capitol
Washington, DC: With the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in the US capital on a working visit, USINPAC organized a series of events to celebrate the success of years of advocacy by Indian Americans and Members of Congress in strengthening ties between the world’s largest democracies.
The two-day celebrations commenced with a dinner reception for all the chapter heads of USINPAC across the nation. Special invitees included important Indian Americans.
A community reception was held on June 8th at the Rayburn House Office building, which felicitated key personalities, who were vital in boosting economic and strategic relations between the two nations in the past decade. The reception saw many prominent Members of the US Congress and leading Indian Americans in attendance. To highlight the progress in US-India relations, USINPAC partnered with NewsX (India’s leading 24-hour English News Channel) to host interviews pertaining to the remarkable progress between the two nations.
USINPAC hosted a Google hangout with Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Congressman Ed Royce. At the Google hangout Royce expressed confidence in PM Modi, for simplifying and liberalizing regulations in India. Royce welcomed further steps in civil nuclear cooperation, defense, space exploration, energy, trade and in the fight against global terrorism. Ed Royce also praised Indian Americans and USINPAC saying, “You have worked hand in hand with the House & Senate in achieving strong foundations, tremendous breakthroughs. Indian Americans are bridges for investment, we have limitless opportunity here and I am confident you will provide the necessary focus.”
On his fourth visit to the US and the third bilateral summit, Prime Minister Modi met with President Obama at the White House. In a joint statement released later the leaders reviewed the deepening strategic partnership between the United States and India, the shared values of freedom, democracy, tolerance, pluralism and rule of law. They pledged to pursue new opportunities to bolster economic growth and sustainable development, promote peace and security at home and around the world. In an address to the joint session of the Congress, PM Modi made his case for India’s economic development, to increase India’s energy supply ‘with a light carbon footprint,’ endorsed multilateralism and cooperation with global institutions and also in the global fight against terrorism.
In the midst of bilateral bonhomie Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC remarked, “I look forward with confidence. We have tremendous energy going into this new phase. India and the US together will make the world safer and more prosperous.”
The US India Political Action Committee (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. Visit www.usinpac.com for more details.