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Washington, D.C. - On India's landmark 60th Independence Day, the US-India Political Action Committee today congratulated the entire Indian American community and reaffirmed its commitment to further U.S.-India relations.

"It is with great pride that we celebrate India's 60th Independence Day," said Sanjay Puri, chairman, USINPAC. "India's independence from British rule was one of the 20th century most important historic milestones. Today, it has rightfully acquired a place in the pantheon of great nations that have adopted liberal democratic principles. USINPAC congratulates the Indian American community on this remarkable achievement."

USINPAC said that Indian Americans have taken great strides in the last couple of decades in getting involved in mainstream American politics and community building. Today, the community is the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in the U.S., and also the one with the most college degrees.

Mr. Puri added: "It is only apt that the U.S. and India have entered a new era in bilateral relations in India's 60th year as an independent nation. As we make progress on the civilian nuclear deal and other strategic agreements, the bonds will only grow stronger. The Indian American community has made invaluable contributions to the state of healthy relations between the two countries, and will continue to build upon this foundation with this as well as the next administration."

For more information, please contact Surabhi Garg on 202-628-3451 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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