A number of high Biden administration officers recommended Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s devotion to the India-US relationship, calling him the “architect” of contemporary US-India relations.
These honors had been bestowed upon Exterior Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar at a particular reception held by India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The occasion was attended by notable figures from the Biden administration, together with US Surgeon Basic Vivek Murthy, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Verma, President Biden’s home coverage advisor Neera Tanden, Director of the White Home Workplace of Nationwide Drug Management Coverage Dr. Rahul Gupta, and Director of the Nationwide Science Basis Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan.
Jaishankar was in the US from 22 September to 30 September, the place he addressed the 78th session of the United Nations Basic Meeting (UNGA) in New York and met with a number of high US officers, together with Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Ambassador Katherine Tai, and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Veteran diplomat Richard Verma emphasised the position of hard-working Indian Individuals who’ve constructed the US-India ties and mentioned, “It’s one of the most consequential relationships of this century. Do we have disagreements? You bet. Will we have bumps in the road? Of course. But two close friends aligned with these shared values, bonded together by the great ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King…this is a partnership with staying power, with real impact, and that will continue to have an outside influence in the world.”
The previous envoy additionally praised Jaishankar because the architect behind the fashionable US-India relationship and exuded confidence that US-India strategic ties have enhanced underneath his watch.
“I have also known (Jaishankar) for a long time over many capacities, and who I can also say, he is the architect of modern US-India relations. We would not be in the strong place that we are today, but for the external affairs minister, your leadership,” Verma mentioned in his public tackle.
On the “Colors of Friendship” occasion in Washington DC, Jaishankar addressed members of the Indian diaspora, underscoring the significance of people-to-people connections in constructing stronger bilateral ties.
Lots of of diaspora members from throughout the US additionally participated within the occasion. Giving credit score to the Indian Individuals, Jaishankar famous the significance of people-to-people connections in constructing stronger bilateral ties and that the Indian diaspora was a “bridge between the 2 nations.
Biden’s high advisor, a distinguished Indian American within the White Home, Neera Tandon mentioned that it’s essential that India and the US have a robust person-to-person, community-to-community chief relationship primarily based on the energy of the diaspora and right now the Indian Individuals are all through the administration at distinguished positions.
“In fact, you can’t throw a stone in the White House and not hit an Indian American these days,” Tandon informed the diaspora.
“Our community has honestly matured and recognized that we can participate and contribute in so many ways. And I think it is the strength of that relationship and the strength of the democratic participation that we are part of, that really builds on the US-India relationship. And it is an honor to be here with the foreign minister, Jaishankar, who’s a great leader across so many issues and has recognized for years the important strength of the diaspora,” she mentioned.
Speaking about Indian Ambassador to the US, Sandhu, Tandon mentioned “He’s one of the strongest ambassadors India has ever had. He is a real and fierce advocate for the US-India relationship and more importantly, an advocate for the US-India partnership.”
Forward of Gandhi Jayanti, Jaishankar additionally paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi right here. The EAM and different company made a number of remarks in regards to the legacy of Gandhi.
Referring to the message of Satyagraha, Gupta mentioned, “Today we’re honoring the upcoming 104th birthday anniversary of what’s also known as the International Day of Non-violence of Gandhiji. What becomes important to me, as think about it, is to think about where in the United States, we have had few leaders who have embodied the work of Mahatma Gandhi. But I think there’s a lot more that people from the Indian diaspora can do to spread the word. So it becomes important once again to reflect upon the core values of Mahatma Gandhi, truth, Satyagraha.”
US lawmakers Shri Thanedar and Rick McCormik, Democrat and Republican, had been current on the occasion.