This week, an India-centric business conference is going to take place in US’ Washington which will reflect the new Indo-US bonhomie. The White House has lined up its top officials including US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The move comes just after the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donal Trump in Japan last month during the G-20 summit. The most powerful Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi will be sending an unmistakable signal that Indo-US ties have strong bipartisan support on the lines of that of the US-Israel relations.
For the second annual Leadership Summit of the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF), the White House has decided to send two of its Cabinet ministers, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Within a few years, USISPF has emerged as the top India-centric advocacy group in the United States for both the corporate sector and strategic community. It has its headquarters in Washington DC with branches in several US cities and in India.
USISPF President Mukesh Aghi told the reporters, PM Modi’s re-election has given an unprecedented opportunity and commitment for further discussion of bilateral ties. He also added that the day-long July 11 conference will focus on two broad areas, defense, and energy security which are critical to both the countries.
“It’s about how do we take this relationship forward and how do we celebrate the current success and the potentials are much bigger,” said Mr. Aghi. “We look forward to discussions that will result in advancing growth in areas such as high technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and making concrete recommendations on growing economies of both countries,” he stated.
Mr. Aghi responding to a question on the status of Indo-US tensions in trade and commerce said both the sides after recent PM Modi-Trump meeting are trying to discover a “viable win-win solution” for both countries.