Press Esc to close

Open communication will help to make relationship effective: US

Washington, Feb 28, 2013, (PTI): 13:41 IST
Acknowledging India's increasing role on the global stage, US leaders said the two countries have vast opportunities and open lines of communication to make bilateral ties effective.

Co-Chairs of the powerful Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans along with the dozen US lawmakers yesterday met in a special briefing to discuss relationship with India.

"As India plays an increasingly important role on the global stage, US-India relations have never been more relevant," said Joe Crowley, Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, after the meeting.

Crowley was joined by Congressman Peter Roskam, Republican Co-Chair of the Caucus, along with 12 other lawmakers as well as senior staff, for the special India-briefing by the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, and the US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell.

"Today's briefing provided invaluable insight to members of the India Caucus and I thank Assistant Secretary Blake and Ambassador Powell for taking the time to meet with us," Crowley said.

"Today's briefing confirmed that there are vast opportunities that our strong US-India partnership will provide for the common priorities of our two countries," Peter Roskam said.

"I'm glad we have these open lines of communication that will help to make our relationship effective and work to keep our commitment to trade and investment, global security and democracy," he said.

In January, Crowley and Roskam were named co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans for the 113th Congress. A bi-partisan group formed in 1993, the Caucus is an influential voice on issues pertaining to relations between the US and India, as well as the growing Indian-American community in the US

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A volunteer uses a water hose to fight a wildfire near houses on the outskirts of Obidos...

A volunteer uses a water hose to fight a wildfire near houses on the outskirts of Obidos...

Jammu and Kashmir Women Police personnel paying tribute to police martyrs during Police...

Jammu and Kashmir Women Police personnel paying tribute to police martyrs during Police...

Executive producer Angelina Jolie arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Breadwinner' on...

Executive producer Angelina Jolie arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Breadwinner' on...

People take photos as the Sarang Aerobatic team of Indian Air force perform formation flying...

People take photos as the Sarang Aerobatic team of Indian Air force perform formation flying...

Indian Air force pilot showing their skill at Bamhrauli air station as the Indian Air Force...

Indian Air force pilot showing their skill at Bamhrauli air station as the Indian Air Force...

Devotees offer prayers to Goddess Kali on the banks of river Ganga before immersion in Kolkata on...

Devotees offer prayers to Goddess Kali on the banks of river Ganga before immersion in Kolkata on...

Indian captain Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the India-New Zealand ODI in Mumbai...

Indian captain Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the India-New Zealand ODI in Mumbai...

Indian Air force paratroopers perform maneuvers at Bamhrauli Air station as the Indian Air Force...

Indian Air force paratroopers perform maneuvers at Bamhrauli Air station as the Indian Air Force...

Orphan girls put a tilak on boys forehead, during the Bhai Dooj festival, at an orphanage...

Orphan girls put a tilak on boys forehead, during the Bhai Dooj festival, at an orphanage...

Afternoon light fades behind the warmly lit royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late...

Afternoon light fades behind the warmly lit royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.