He also mentioned that more Indians are studying in the US than any country in the world
Amid the rising number of attacks on Indian-origin students and the ensuing fear, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti said that they are committed to making sure that Indians know that the United States is a “wonderful place to study and be safe.”
“Our heart always is touched when any tragedy occurs, whether it is a life taken by somebody or any violence – no matter who they are. We are very committed to making sure that Indians know that the United States is a wonderful place to study and to be safe,” Mr Garcetti said.
He also mentioned that more Indians are studying in the US than any other country in the world. “Over 2,00,000 visas were granted just last year,” Mr Garcetti, who is serving as the 26th United States Ambassador to India since March 2023, said. Two Indian nationals and three Indian-origin students have died in the US so far this year.
The most recent incident to rock the Indian-American community is executive Vivek Taneja, who succumbed to his injuries earlier this week, days after he was found with life-threatening injuries following a fight outside a restaurant in Washington. Taneja, who was from Virginia, and the suspect were at two Japanese sister restaurants on February 2, a police report said. He was “was knocked to the ground by the suspect and hit his head on the pavement”, a police report said.