Washington , Aug 6:
As India approaches the 75th year of its independence, it relentlessly peruses the process of nation-building, the expansion of individual liberty, and of economic and political empowerment, a top Indian diplomat has said, reaffirming that the strength of India’s strategic partnership with the US will be central to the times ahead.
In an op-ed in Newsweek magazine, India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu wrote on Wednesday that India’s natural partnership with the US will be a source of strength.
“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 said.
“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,” Sandhu wrote in his op-ed.
Observing that the green shoots of an economic rejuvenation must be nurtured with the support of friends and partners, Sandhu said that the strength of India’s strategic partnership with the US will be central to the times ahead.
“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. “But even beyond businesses and joint ventures, India and the US are bound together at the people’s levelour partnership founded on the fundamental belief in the power of our democracies and our shared values,” he said.
“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,” Sandhu wrote.