“Indian American community is a critical pillar” in India-US relationship, says Envoy

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Indian Ambassadors to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu (Image Source: Twitter/ Taranjit Singh Sandhu)

Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu said: “India-US partnership is built on the foundation of shared values – democracy, pluralism and the rule of law.”

Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu during his Republic Day address on Tuesday while talking about the India-US relationship stated that the Indian American community is important to the relationship. Sandhu said that the India-US partnership is built on the foundation of shared values and they are looking forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration. 

“India-US partnership is built on the foundation of shared values – democracy, pluralism and the rule of law. From outer space to nanotechnology, Indo-Pacific to climate change, healthcare to education and IT [Information Technology], there is a recognition that our partnership can benefit, not just our two nations, but the entire world,” said Sandhu.

Sandhu said: “In all of this, the Indian-American community is a critical pillar of our relationship with the US.” He also stated that he is confident that the community will continue to play a crucial role in bringing the United States and India closer.

Sandhu also spoke about the battle against coronavirus and highlighted how the two countries have developed vaccines and kick-started large-scale inoculation drives. “The Government of India has taken special care to ensure that made in India vaccines are also made available to other countries, our neighbors, friends, and partners,” he said. 

Sandhu said, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, foreign investments have continued to grow, which is a recognition of the tremendous confidence the world has in India.

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