Strong bipartisan support from the US Congress is instrumental in further elevating India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership says Prime Minister Narendra Modi after meeting an eight-member US Congressional delegation from the House of Representatives.
“Glad to receive a Congressional delegation from the US, including co-chairs of India Caucus in the House of Representatives, Rep. @RoKhanna and Rep. @michaelgwaltz” said PM Modi on his social media account (X).
The delegation included Rep. Ro Khanna, Democratic co-chair of the India Caucus, Rep. Mike Waltz, the Republican co-chair of the India Caucus, Rep. Ed Case, Rep. Kat Cammack, Rep. Deborah Ross, Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Rep. Rich McCormick, and Rep. Thanedar.
Welcoming the delegation to India, Prime Minister conveyed his appreciation for the consistent and bipartisan support of the US Congress for India-US relations.
Prime Minister fondly recalled his historic State Visit to the US in June at the invitation of President Biden during which he had an opportunity to address a Joint Session of the US Congress for a second time.
Prime Minister and the US delegation highlighted that the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership is based on shared democratic values, respect for the rule of law, and strong people-to-people ties.
Ro Khanna who is leading the delegation is a four-term House member whose grandfather Amarnath Vidyalankar fought for India’s independence.
“I think it really hit me now that I’m leading this delegation, going on Indian Independence Day to celebrate a moment that my grandfather sacrificed so much of his life for,” he said before his departure to India.
His grandfather had a big influence on Khanna who is a lawmaker from California.
“Definitely my inspiration for politics for wanting to fight for a more just world,” he said of his grandfather’s influence.
Khanna was nine years old when his grandfather passed away, but he remembers spending summers in India with his grandparents.