As India approaches the 75th 12 months of its Independence, it relentlessly peruses the method of nation-building, the enlargement of particular person liberty, and of financial and political empowerment, a high Indian diplomat has mentioned, reaffirming that the power of India’s strategic partnership with the US might be central to the occasions forward.
In an op-ed in Newsweek journal, India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu wrote on Wednesday that India’s pure partnership with the US might be a supply of power.
“As India approaches the 75th year of our democracy, we remember the genius of our founding fathers – many of whom were inspired by the ideals of the American Constitution,” he mentioned.
“That moment was not an end, but rather the beginning, of a relentless process of nation-building, of the expansion of individual liberty and of India’s economic, social and political empowerment. In renewing that commitment, India”s natural partnership with the United States will be a source of strength,” Mr Sandhu wrote in his op-ed.
The op-ed ‘Overcoming Challenges, Building Partnerships: the Promise of a New India’ was retweeted by Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair of the House of Representatives Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
Observing that the inexperienced shoots of an financial rejuvenation have to be nurtured with the help of mates and companions, Mr Sandhu mentioned that the power of India’s strategic partnership with the US might be central to the occasions forward.
“Through the pandemic, we have worked together to maintain the integrity of our product supplies, under stress from shortages or dependency on single country sources,” he wrote.
As a accountable pharmaceutical producer and stakeholder, India has saved open medical provide chains and made certain that important medicines from India reached the US and different companion international locations.
As the world strikes in direction of a vaccine, India’s analysis labs and vaccine manufacturing services are a part of the worldwide efforts – at the very least three of them are direct merchandise of India-US collaboration, he wrote.
“And when the vaccine will be ready for distribution, Indian companies with expertise and capabilities in manufacturing and vaccine delivery will step up to the plate and play an important role in public health outreach across the world, including in Africa and Latin America,” Mr Sandhu mentioned.
The India-US collaboration in well being is just one instance of the vary and depth of the partnership, the ambassador mentioned.
“Already, we are witnessing renewed interest in India from US digital and innovation giants – in the last three months, more than USD 40 billion has been pledged as investments that will spur economic growth and create jobs in both countries, leveraging our complementarities for mutual benefit,” he wrote.
“Those are not stand-alone events: from biotechnology to artificial intelligence, defense to renewable energy, fighting against terrorism to cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, there is no area of human endeavour that has not benefited from our binational cooperation,” he mentioned.
High-skilled professionals and college students from India usher in vital talent units and bridge technological gaps, enabling US corporations to be globally aggressive whereas producing extra jobs, Mr Sandhu wrote, including that this revolutionary lot will play an much more vital position in post-COVID financial restoration in America.
“But even beyond businesses and joint ventures, India and the US are bound together at the people”s level – our partnership founded on the fundamental belief in the power of our democracies and our shared values,” he mentioned.
“Through the visionary foresight of the political leaderships in both our countries, we have built a truly extraordinary cooperation. And both our governments are committed to build on these excellent foundations and advance this partnership that not only benefits our two peoples, but also contributes to the global economic recovery and responds to the challenges of our times,” Mr Sandhu wrote.
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