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Mon, 11 Feb 2013
Expresses relief over justice delivered January 25, 2013, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) welcomes the 35 year jail sentence handed to David Headley for his role in the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai that killed 166 people. Headley worked with the Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) to scout locations and plan the horrific attacks on Mumbai. Since his arrest in 2009, Headley has been cooperating with U.S. and Indian investigative agencies and had in return received a plea ba ...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013
A large number of USINPAC members celebrated President Barack Obama’s second term in the office at the first-ever Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball. The ball signals the coming of age of the three million-plus influential community that voted overwhelmingly for the President. Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng, the second half-sister of Obama who was present at the Ball, said, “Indian-Americans are tremendously important and we hope they would be increasingly visible not only in the government, but als ...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013
Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) commends President Barack Obama’s immigration reform proposal where he proposes to increase the number of family-sponsored immigrants allowed, create start-up visas for entrepreneurs, eliminate the annual country caps in the employment category and fast track the green cards for STEM Diplomas, PhD and Masters Degree graduates from U.S. Universities.Commenting upon the proposal, Viraj Gandhi said, “What makes me very optimisti ...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012
December 28, 2012, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expresses its disappointment over the racist Google app called 'Make Me Asian' and demands its immediate removal from the site. The app on Google Play store allows users to alter their photos to resemble Asian stereotypes. Asian-American groups have denounced it as “racist and offensive.” Speaking on the issue, USINPAC Chairman, Sanjay Puri said, “The Google app highlights the racist stereotypes that sti ...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2012
December 20, 2012, Washington D.C: USINPAC expresses its disappointment over U.S. immunity for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and two of the agency’s former director generals. The U.S. decision was a result of the civil suit filed by the relatives of two Americans Gavriel Noah Holtzberg and his wife Rivka who were shot dead at the Chhabad House in Mumbai during the 2008 terror strikes. The horrific attacks of Mumbai in November 2008 had killed 166 of people including 4 U.S. Citizens. Expres ...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012
Washington DC, 14 December, 2012: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly condemns the shooting at the Connecticut elementary school and mourns the deaths of the 26 victims, which included the principal and 20 children, most of them kindergartners. Witnesses and officials described the horrific scene as the gunman, with brutal efficiency, chose his victims in two classrooms while other students dove under desks and hid in closets. The year 2012 has witnessed 13 incidents of ...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2012
November 7, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Dr Ami Bera and Tulsi Gabbard on winning the elections for the House of Representatives. Their win highlights the increasing role of Indian-Americans participation in United States political process.   Dr Ami Bera, 45, had a lead of 184 votes against his Republican rival and incumbent Dan Lungren, when all the votes were counted for the Seventh Congressional District in California.   Tulsi Gabbar ...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2012
November 7, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates President Barack Obama on being re-elected for a second term to the White House.   Congratulating the President on a historic second-term win, USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri said, "President Obama's support for and inclusion of Indian-Americans in his first administration inspired a lot of members of the community to participate more actively in American politics, a fact evident from the record numb ...
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Fri, 07 Sep 2012
September 7, 2011, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) applauds the United States’ decision to blacklist the Haqqani network, a militant organization which has been responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against American troops in Afghanistan. Several State Department and military officials had argued that blacklisting the network would help strangle the group’s fundraising activities in different countries and pressure Pakistan to open a military offens ...
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Fri, 07 Sep 2012
September 7, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) hosted receptions at the both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions over the past two weeks. These receptions were attended by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Republican South Carolina delegates, Indian-American delegates and candidates, Ambassadors and other senior members of various international diplomatic missions. USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri hosted the events and said of them, “For more tha ...
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