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Thu, 10 Nov 2016
  Washington, DC: The Republican Presidential nominee Donald J Trump has won the 2016 presidential election and will be the 45th president of the United States. As the results rolled in, the invitation-only gathering, inside the New York Hilton Midtown, broke into a loud cheer. The U.S. India Political Action Committee congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on winning the 2016 Presidential race and commends the efforts of all Indian American supporters who canvassed and fundraised for t ...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016
  Part of USINPAC Leadership Dialogue Series   Washington, DC: With just weeks remaining before the nation goes to the polls, the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is hosting an interactive Leadership Dialogue series with Pramila Jayapal, congressional candidate from Washington State’s seventh district, to engage and discuss her campaign platform with the Indian American community. USINPAC invites you to join our Google hangout, on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 12:30 pm ...
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016
Sarna will succeed the outgoing envoy Arun Singh   Washington, DC: In a statement released on last week, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs announced that “Navtej Singh Sarna has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.” Sarna, who is serving as India’s High Commissioner to the UK, will replace the outgoing envoy Arun Singh, who is retiring from service.   A seasoned diplomat and an able ...
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Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Immigration activist leads the race in Washington’s 7th district   Washington, DC: USINPAC co- hosted a reception in honor of visiting Washington State Senator & Candidate for US Congress, WA-07, Ms. Pramila Jayapal. The reception was held at the office of the National Education Association on September 20th, 2016.  The host committee included Irene Bueno, Toby Chaudhuri, Katie Keith, MB Maxwell, Shekar Narasimhan, Robert Raben, Gautam Raghavan among other prominent Indian Americans ...
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Thu, 22 Sep 2016
   House Bill moved to designate Pakistan ‘a state sponsor of terrorism’   Washington, DC: Calls of condemnation and demand for retributive action has been swift, following terror attacks on an army base in Indian Kashmir and in the suburbs of New York over last weekend. The alleged bomber in New York, who has since been arrested, had travelled multiple times to Pakistan and may have been radicalized there. On the other hand, the Indian state of Kashmir has been facing a wave of Pakis ...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016
  Prime Minister Modi mulls retaliatory action, ‘attack will not go unpunished’   Washington, DC: Early Sunday morning four heavily armed militants attacked an army base in Kashmir, claiming the lives of 17 Indian soldiers and injuring several others. The attack, which took place at Uri near the line of control between India and Pakistan, in the disputed region of Kashmir, was the deadliest attack on an army base in Kashmir in more than 15 years. Indian Kashmir, one of the world’s ...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016
  Congressional seat in New Jersey is considered a Republican bastion   Washington, DC: Indian American social worker and businessman Peter Jacob is one of the sixty other liberal democrats running for local, state and Congressional offices this November included in the preferred list of candidates on Senator Sanders’s new initiative ‘Our New Revolution’ website. The only campaign to be endorsed by Sanders, for a seat in New Jersey, the New Revolution website describes Jacob as "Ra ...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016
High level meetings held on defense, strategy and commerce     Washington, DC: On his sixth meeting with the Defense Secretary Ashton Carter here at the Pentagon, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed an important agreement that will make the US and India logistical allies and enable both the militaries to use each other's assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. The Washington meetings are being followed by the 2nd India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, to be ...
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016
Indian Americans rejoice as 15 years of advocacy bears fruit    Washington, DC: The USPS announced the official release of a forever postage stamp commemorating the festival of Diwali, an important festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all around the world. The stamp will be released on a first-day ceremony hosted by the Indian Consulate on October 5th in New York City.   Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a leading figure advocating for the stamp, held a celebratory event marking t ...
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Mon, 08 Aug 2016
Goods and Services Tax bill approved after a decade of building consensus  Washington, DC: The Indian Parliament set in to motion the next phase of economic reforms by passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in its Upper House, the Rajya Sabha, with near unanimous consensus from all political parties. The Bill is now being debated in the lower House, the Lok Sabha, where it is likely to sail through smoothly. The GST bill envisions a unified, transparent and efficient value added tax s ...
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