Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, talking on the Hudson Institute, an influential American think-tank, mentioned India and the US had been certain by “shared values – democracy, liberty and equality of alternative, all below the rule of regulation.”
“Because the world’s largest and oldest democracies, we’re pure allies,” he mentioned.
“Our partnership with the US is vital in translating India’s daring imaginative and prescient for growth right into a actuality. There’s a lot that the India- US partnership has achieved, and there’s far more that is still to be achieved within the days forward,” Sandhu mentioned.
The dialogue on ‘US-India partnership’ was hosted by Hudson Institute’s director of India Initiative, Aparna Pande, who referred to the Indo-US ties as one between “pure allies.”
She requested a collection of questions on “the three pegs” that comprise the partnership: financial, strategic and folks to individuals. Citing the bilateral commerce determine of USD 150 billion, the Indian envoy spoke about how all main US Fortune 500 firms are among the many 2,000 American firms which have invested in India.
On the identical time, Indian firms, numbering over 200, have invested greater than USD 22 billion within the US economic system. The Indian firms have created greater than 1,25,000 jobs in America, he famous.
Equally, the sturdy defence partnership is proven not simply by the USD 21 billion in commerce however the two nations additionally help a free and open Indo-Pacific primarily based on a rules-based order, primarily based on ASEAN centrality, with freedom of navigation and peaceable settlement of disputes below the framework of worldwide regulation, he mentioned The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted this partnership, Sandhu mentioned.
“Not solely are Indian-American and Indian-origin docs and healthcare professionals on the forefront of the struggle towards the pandemic however there are three ongoing partnerships in Covid-19 vaccine growth between firms and establishments of the 2 nations,” he mentioned.
Gilead Sciences has entered into an settlement with seven Indian firms to fabricate and distribute remdesivir, which has been authorised for emergency use towards Covid-19, to a number of different nations on this planet, he mentioned.
Sandhu additionally emphasised the vital function performed by the 4 million-strong Indian-American group together with over 200,000 Indian college students and different professionals who work in america.