‘The world is watching… it’s a big deal’: US-India business body welcomes Modi’s visit | Latest News India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US later this month, US-India Business Council (USIBC) president Atul Keshap said New Delhi and Washington DC could be “arsenals of democracy in the eastern and western hemispheres” to ensure deterrence of potential conflict. He also said that the whole country (USA) and the city are excited about the upcoming visit of PM Modi.

USIBC Chairman Atul Keshap (ANI)

“The world is watching. It’s a big deal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming here. The whole country and city is excited and the buzz here in the Chamber at USIBC is we’re buzzing about it. I think both governments are making every effort,” Keshap, who is also a former US envoy to India, told news agency ANI.

The former US diplomat recalled that both the US and India had a “once very difficult relationship” which is now “fantastic”. Referring to a meeting between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and his US counterpart Jake Sullivan at the US Supreme Court in January on building a trusted partnership ecosystem in critical and emerging technologies, Keshap called it “as important as the nuclear deal”. . .

“We are now QUAD partners together. We are now working to bring together the industrial convergence of our two great societies to ensure that deep technology and the future technology of the 21st century are developed and shaped by Americans and Indians for the happiness and prosperity of all free people in the world. ,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi will travel to the US from June 21-24 on an official state visit, the third ever by any Indian Prime Minister. Despite Prime Minister Modi’s previous visits to the US, this one was not marked as a state visit, which according to diplomatic protocol is considered a visit of the highest rank.

“This is only the third state visit by an Indian visitor and an Indian leader to the United States in the entire history of our relationship… This is a really big deal in terms of the way the United States diplomatically treats, honors visitors. Visits to countries are reserved for our closest friends,” he added.

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