NRIs critical for ties with US: Envoy

Taranjit Singh Sandhu

Chennai: India-US partnership is built on the foundation of shared values and they are looking forward to working with the Biden administration, said Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu in his Republic Day address.

“In all of this, the Indian-American community is a critical pillar of our relationship with the US,” Sandhu said, adding that he is confident that the community will continue to play its important role in bringing the two nations closer.

“We look forward to working with the new Administration, led by President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,” Sandhu said.

“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, there is a recognition that our partnership can benefit, not just our two nations, but the entire world,” he added.

On the fight against coronavirus, Sandhu said both in the US and India, vaccines have been developed and large-scale vaccination programmes have begun.

“In India, we are undertaking the world’s largest vaccination drive. The government of India has taken special care to ensure that made in India vaccines are also made available to other countries, our neighbours, friends and partners,” said the ambassador.

 

NT Bureau