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Source: Bezinga

Washington, DC (Vocus) December 1, 2010

The U.S. India Political Action Committee congratulates Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on his appointment as the Co-Chair of the Senate Caucus on India and Indian-Americans. He will succeed Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) as the Co-Chair of the India Caucus. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is the other serving Co-Chair of the Caucus.

USINPAC played an active role in the launch of the Senate Caucus on April 29, 2004. The Caucus works on issues related to terrorism, advancing peace and stability, deepening defense relations between U.S. and India and creating opportunities for trade and investment in order to boost economic ties.

Sen. Warner was formerly the Governor of Virginia and led a successful business delegation to India in 2005 comprising of 65 business representatives. Communicating to USINPAC Senator Warner said, "Building upon our strong relationship with India makes smart strategic sense for our nation and good economic sense for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and I look forward to working closely with my colleagues to strengthen this important relationship." Sen. Warner said further, "In 2005, I was the first U.S. governor to lead a trade delegation to India, and I developed a lot of respect for India's fast-growing and vibrant economy. I also have worked closely for many years with leading entrepreneurs in the Indian-American IT community, so I have a deep appreciation for India's prominent role in Virginia's future economic success."

Sanjay Puri, USINPAC Chairman congratulated Sen. Warner and said, “It is good to see the Senate India Caucus' co-chairmanship transferring into the capable hands of Sen. Warner. I have worked with him previously on strengthening the U.S.-India economic partnership and compliment him on his commitment to even stronger ties.”

About USINPAC: USINPAC is a bipartisan organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the United States. USINPAC also 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 http://www.usinpac.com.

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