US lawmakers to participate in Red Fort address of PM Modi on India’s Independence Day


A bipartisan Congressional delegation to attend the August 15 celebration in India, a historic moment for the US-India partnership

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A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is planning to celebrate India’s Independence Day on August 15 in India itself. They will travel to India and take part in the address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Red Fort in Delhi on this momentous occasion for India, as per an official statement.

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna and Congressman Michael Waltz are leading this bipartisan Congressional delegation for attending the August 15 celebration in India this year. The two are co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.

“It is an honor to lead a bipartisan delegation to India and be there to celebrate India’s Independence Day. My grandfather spent his life fighting for India’s independence. So, this is a deeply personal and meaningful trip for me. It is also a historic moment for the US-India relationship. I plan to meet with Prime Minister Modi, External Affairs minister S Jaishankar, cabinet ministers, and a diverse range of MPs along with business, tech, cricket, and Bollywood leaders,” said Khanna.

“This trip will deepen the coordination and partnership between our countries and allow us to engage on important issues like decarbonization, digitization, economic partnership, defense ties, pluralism, and human rights,” he said.

Khanna and Waltz will be accompanied by lawmakers Deborah Ross, Kat Cammack, Shri Thanedar, and Jasmine Crockett along with Rich McCormick and Ed Case.

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