US Congressional Leaders' Historic India Visit

By siliconindia   |   Saturday, 12 August 2023, 00:37 IST
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US Congressional Leaders' Historic India Visit

Bipartisan US Congressional leaders Ro Khanna and Michael Waltz's historic visit to India for Independence Day celebrations emphasizes strengthening bilateral relations, including defense and strategic discussions between India and the US. 

FREMONT, CA: The bipartisan American Congressional Delegation co-chairs, Ro Khanna and Michael Waltz, will be visiting India on account of Independence Day celebrations.  These leaders are expected to take part in hosting the Tricolour flag at the Red Fort, followed by PM Modi addressing the gathering. The moment will be remarked as historic as it marks the participation of US delegations in Indian Independence Day celebrations for the first time. 

Led by a House of Representatives India and Indian-Americans, the India Caucus is a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in the House of Representatives. Alongside the California Democrat Khanna and Republican from Florida Waltz, the Caucus encompasses six other American legislators, Deborah Ross, Kat Cammack, Shri Thanedar, Jasmine Crockett, Rich McCormick, and Ed Case.

The two chairpeople highlighted the significance of the US-India relationship, referring to it as a defining one in the 21st century. India remains a key partner in ensuring multipolarity in the Asia-Pacific region. A combined partnership of India and the US based on shared founding values of democracy, freedom of the press and assembly, and human rights is leading to progression in the future. It is where a delegation lands as a historic opportunity to drive further collaboration and advance shared aims. 

The delegation will visit Mumbai by 10th August, meeting with corporate leaders and primary investors in the US. They will thoroughly analyse India’s digital public infrastructure, visiting the Western Naval Command and meeting figures from popular culture. Following this, a progression in defense and scientific collaborations can be witnessed as the delegates travel to Hyderabad to visit the Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited facility and a biotech company. They will then travel to New Delhi to meet with PM Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar to discuss strategic concerns and border issues prevailing in the Asian-Pacific space.

The visit holds an increased significance, highlighting the ongoing interaction of the Indian government with both houses of the US Congress, which constitute a co-equal segment within the American governance structure.