Ambassador Sandhu Addresses NH State Assembly, Highlights Indian Achievements
CONCORD, (ANI) – Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh addressed the New Hampshire State Assembly here on March 6.
“We are guided by the same values and vision, “we, the people” …… I am convinced of the strength of our shared beliefs, and deep-rooted friendship, and partnership,” he said.
“India-US ties, either in the field of defense, renewable energy, education, health, technology, innovation or start-ups, are gathering steam and strength because of the entrepreneurs of the United States,” he added.
“The Indian pharma industry supplies 40 percent of all generic medicines in the US. Solar energy projects, waste-to-wealth innovations, and circular economy models are bringing new actors into the India-New Hampshire space,” he added.
He went on to highlight India’s zero-subsidy domestic lighting program, Affordable LED for All, UJALA, largest of its kind in the world, and NASA collaborating with the Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO on a Syn-thetic Aperture Radar that can help monitor climate change. NASA will soon train India’s next astronaut, he noted.
“President Biden and Prime Minister Modi characterize India-US ties as ‘Partnership for Global Good’, the most defining relationship of the 21st century,” he added.
The partnership within the QUAD, IPEF, and I2U2 frameworks is creating progress and prosperity for the world at large. He added, “As trusted global partners, we are working to address the pressing challenges of our times.”
Other areas of cooperation he highlighted include de-risking the global supply chain, navigating the world of critical and emerging technologies, responding to climate change, terrorism and threats from the cyber domain, health security and future pandemics.
The solutions to these complex questions would involve combining, American technology and Indian talent he said.
“India and US launched a historic initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies, semiconductors, Artificial Intelligence, Telecom, and Quantum. We have active vaccine and medicine collaborations such as the Corbevax that are more affordable and accessible,” he added further.
Sandhu pointed to the Indian diaspora as “a vibrant and strong bridge connecting our two great nations,” noting that the World Bank will soon be headed by former Mastercard chief Ajay Banga.”