US offers world-class products, choices, technologies, and services that support India’s ambitions, says USIBC chief
Asserting that “the rise of India in world affairs is good for Indians, good for America, and good for free people everywhere,” USIBC President Atul Keshap says US companies stand ready to do more for India’s progress.
“Our companies have made substantial contributions to India’s progress, and they stand ready to do more,” he said at the annual India Ideas Summit in Washington ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official state visit to the US on June 22.
“We understand the challenges, and we are ready to adapt, to listen, and to respond,” the US India Business Council (USIBC) president told a gathering of top American corporate leadership.
The former Indian American diplomat who was last month named one of Washington’s most influential foreign policy influencers for his work to shape US relations with India, said American companies support India’s ambitions and align with its national interests.
“We are here to offer world-class products, choices, technologies, and services that support India’s ambitions and align with its national interests.”
“Indeed, the rise of India in world affairs is good for Indians, good for America, and good for free people everywhere,” said Keshap who recently served as the Chargé d’affaires of the United States mission to India.
Keshap said in his recent visits to India. He has witnessed a nation on the move, building, innovating, and growing with unprecedented vigour.
“The metro lines, highways, and airports that are sprouting across the country symbolise the aspirations of its people and their journey towards a more prosperous future,” he said.
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“And, at the most fundamental level of humanity, drinking water, sanitation, electricity, food, and healthcare are transforming the lives of hundreds of millions and uplifting so many out of poverty. What is happening today in India is truly a modern miracle,” said the USIBC president.
“Not too long ago, it seemed that very real disagreements could take the relationship off course. But our civilisational partnership, founded on friendship, trust, and mutual affection, proved resilient.
“We are working together in more ways than ever, and the G2G and B2B activity ahead of this State Visit has shown the world that our two free and democratic nations are in it for the long haul and are determined to make the world safe for free enterprise and free people,” he said.
Keshap said it is his belief that by strengthening US-India economic ties and reaching their ambition of $500 billion in bilateral trade, world’s oldest and largest democracies can demonstrate that the future of the world will be anchored by democracy and freedom.