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Mon, 14 May 2012
May 14, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) applauds the U.S. House of Representative panel on their decision to freeze 9 percent aid to Pakistan targeting economic aid and contributions to the United Nations and the World Bank. The panel has denied $800 million that was requested for a special fund for training and equipping Pakistan's military in counterinsurgency tactics. The move certainly casts a shadow on the already sour relationship between the two co ...
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Thu, 10 May 2012
May 10, 2012, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) regrets Indiana senator Richard Lugar’s loss in the primary senate elections in his state. Lugar was a known friend of India in the U.S. Congress. Lugar's loss to Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock ended a career spanning more than three and half decades. Speaking on Mr. Lugar, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee said, "His wisdom and patience were invaluable in layin ...
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Fri, 06 Apr 2012
April 6, 2012, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) condemns the remarks by Councilman Marion Barry on Asian Americans. In his comment, Mr. Barry had said, “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”Expressing regret at the comments, USINPAC Chairman Mr. Sanjay Puri said, “ ...
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Tue, 13 Mar 2012
    March 13, Washington D.C.:  Indian-Americans crossed the milestone of 3 million in the US. A survey conducted by an NGO group the Indian-American population in the U.S grew 68 per cent over the 2000-2010 decade from 1.9 million to 3.19 million.   Indian Americans were the third largest Asian-American group in the U.S after Chinese-Americans (3.79 million) and Filipino-Americans (3.42 million) while growing at a faster rate than the others.   Commenting on this development, USINPAC ...
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Fri, 10 Feb 2012
February 10, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) appreciates Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s recent remarks on Indo-US relationship. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was speaking at a bipartisan meeting with the Committee Members and Mr. Ranjan Mathai, the Foreign Secretary of India, who was on a visit to the United States to discuss important bilateral issues.   She said, “The US-India alliance has never been more important tha ...
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Mon, 06 Feb 2012
February 6, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) welcomes the United States’ proposal to bring in changes to the H1-B and F1-B visas. The proposal promises to attract and retain highly skilled foreign skilled workforce to a greater extent.   Mr. Sanjay Puri, Chairman, USINPAC welcomed the decision stating, “America is a land of opportunity where a Google, Hotmail and Intel have been founded by immigrants. In order to make sure the future Sergei Brins are loca ...
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012
Respecting religious sentiments is not political correctness but human correctness   January 24, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) condemns the remarks by U.S. TV host Jay Leno about the holy Golden Temple. In his latest episode, “The Tonight Show”, Mr. Leno had made a joke on the holiest shrine for Sikhs, by saying that it was a summer home for wealthy presidential candidate Mitt Romney.   Expressing regret at the comments, USINPAC Chairman Mr. Sanja ...
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Fri, 20 Jan 2012
January 20, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Mr. Satyendra Singh Huja on being elected Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Sanjay Puri, Chairman, USINPAC expressed his joy saying, “This is a great moment for the entire community in Charlottesville. Mr. Huja has held a versatile portfolio working across historic preservation, transportation planning, art and culture activities, and neighborhood revitalization and he will certainly put his be ...
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Fri, 20 Jan 2012
January 20, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) welcomes the visit of envoy Marc Grossman from the U.S. on his special visit to India. On this visit, Mr. Grossman is expected to discuss India’s future role in Afghanistan. India’s has provided more than $2 billion in aid to Afghanistan and it plans to play a larger role in training Afghan troops and security forces. Mr. Sanjay Puri, President, USINPAC commented, “Mr. Grossman’s visit confirms the deepenin ...
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Fri, 20 Jan 2012
USINPAC calls for the position of Tourism to be created in the Cabinet January 19, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) applauds President Barack Obama’s decision to expedite visa and foreign visitor processing and travel promotion to the U.S. This decision aims at increasing economic growth while ensuring national security. The United States welcomes over 60 million visitors who spend over $134 Billion annually. USINPAC urges President Obama to create a touris ...
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