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Trump-Modi meet to outline ambitious vision for next chapter of Indo-US ties

The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in United States, Alice G Wells has expressed her optimism about the potential of the forthcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We are approaching an important inflection point in the US-India relationship," Wells said on Thursday at a reception hosted by US India Business Council in honour of the new Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. 

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Washington Published on: February 14, 2020 8:23 IST
Trump-Modi meet to outline ambitious vision for next chapter of Indo-US ties
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Trump-Modi meet to outline ambitious vision for next chapter of Indo-US ties

The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in United States, Alice G Wells has expressed her optimism about the potential of the forthcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We are approaching an important inflection point in the US-India relationship," Wells said on Thursday at a reception hosted by US India Business Council in honour of the new Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. 

"When President Trump and Prime Minister Modi meet later this month in front of thousands of roaring fans, they're going to outline an ambitious vision for the next chapter of this natural alliance," Wells added.

"We are approaching an important inflection point in the US-India relationship," the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice G Wells said on Thursday at a reception hosted by US India Business Council in honour of the new Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

"When President Trump and Prime Minister Modi meet later this month in front of thousands of roaring fans, they're going to outline an ambitious vision for the next chapter of this natural alliance," Wells said.

Wells reminded the American business community that it was two decades ago that the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had called India and US as "natural allies".

"This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Prime Minister Vajpayee's historic visit to Washington during which he invoked that famous phrase, natural allies. We have come such a long way over the last two decades and are turning that vision into a reality," Wells said.

Wells said Trump and Modi enjoy a very special rapport.

"President Trump is eager to travel to India to make his mark on this very important relationship," she said.

Sandhu, described the upcoming trip as historic.

"Within 10 days, we will witness the historic visit of President of United States to India. This visit will help to solidify our partnership across all spheres," said the Indian Ambassador.

India-US partnership, he said, is between people of the two countries and not just two governments.

The strong and enduring bonds between the American and Indian people have been the foundation of our relationship, he said.

"During the forthcoming visit of the President of the United States to India, you will witness the warmth of Indian people for the United States," Sandhu said.

Senator Mark Warner, who co-chairs the Senate Indian Caucus, also spoke on the occasion.

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