Washington, DC. Just months after its historic grassroots shuttle diplomacy visit to India on behalf of the U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear Agreement, the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) leads a delegation of prominent business leaders, entrepreneurs, political activists, and professionals from the Indian-American community to India for high-level business and political meetings. The fifth annual USINPAC delegation led by Chairman Sanjay Puri will arrive in Bangalore on January 2nd, and complete its visit in New Delhi from January 7th through January 9th.

Chairman Puri describes the annual USINPAC delegation, as a singular opportunity for leaders in the Indian-American community to meet and dialogue with business and political leaders in India at the highest levels. He goes on to say, we have always received the best of welcomes by government officials, leaders of the opposition, and top executives of India’s most important companies. Chairman Puri concludes, this kind of welcome for Indian-Americans simply underscores the commitment in India to building and maintaining bridges with the Indian Diaspora and that community’s importance in advancing the U.S.-India relationship.

This will be the very first time a USINPAC delegation visits Bangalore. The inclusion of Bangalore recognizes the pivotal role that the city has played in transforming India into a global powerhouse in the information technology and pharmaceutical sectors. In Bangalore, the members of the USINPAC delegation will meet prominent business leaders like Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon; Mr. Narayana Murthy, Co-Chairman, Infosys Technologies; Mr. Jerry Rao, Chairman, Mphasis; and Mr. Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India among others.

Some of the key political leaders the delegation is working on meeting in New Delhi include Mr. Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Chemicals, Fertilizers and Steel; Mr. Rajnath Singh, President of the BJP; and Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister of State for Science and Technology among others.

USINPAC is the political voice of 2.5 million Indian-Americans. USINPAC provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information, go to www.usinpac.com.



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