Indian-American leaders laud key issues discussed by President Biden and PM Modi 

PM Modi and President Biden at the White House on June 22, 2023. PHOTO: Twitter@narendramodi


US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed a wide range of strategic and bilateral issues during the historic state visit of PM Modi on June 22, 2023, to the White House.

Indian-American business leaders and educational experts have welcomed the discussions by both Modi and biden and the historic state visit June 22, 2023, that has clearly demonstrated the growing stature of India on the global stage. Both leaders discussed collaboration on matters such as defense, Indo-Pacific peace and security, trade, education, space, emerging technologies, clean energy, global infrastructure, and India’s G20 Presidency.

Founder of Indiaspora, MR Rangaswami told News India Times, “This state visit will serve as a catalyst to expand cooperation on many fronts – defense, security, critical technologies and even in space,” while highlighting deepening US-India ties. “The agreements signed during this visit will result in even more bidirectional collaborative exchanges, and this bodes very well for the strong relationship between the two nations. Moreover, from a geostrategic perspective, the Quad has done excellent work in the last couple of years to bring together key partners with shared interests.”

Publisher and Chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media and ITV Gold, Dr. Sudhir Parikh, recipient of the Padma Shri, called it a historic visit. “In my decades of involvement in strengthening US-India relations, this is perhaps a crowning moment. The future holds so much promise for these two ‘Great Powers’ as President Biden called them.”

President & CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, Mukesh Aghi said, “The US-India relationship is critical and pivotal and the most defining partnership of the 21st century. Prime Minister Modi’s state visit will reaffirm, the strength of the strategic partnership and cement our relations in defense, energy, healthcare, technology, and education.”

About US-India educational exchanges, Dean of Robert H Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Prabhudev Konana told News India Times, “I am excited to see India and the US coming together to expand economic and educational cooperation to bring great prosperity not only for India but to the world. It will be exciting to expand educational cooperation with Indian universities since India has the largest young population in the world with tremendous drive, intellect and potential for upward mobility.”

“There is no dearth for talent in India, and educational opportunities will transform India and allow young minds to reach their full potential. But, we aren’t waiting,” Konana said while noting that his Business school and other reputed universities are already reaching out to build partnerships with numerous universities in India.

Dean of the George Washington University School of Business, Anuj Mehrotra told News India Times, “The US and India are poised to continue to play an important role in the fast-changing landscape of the global economy. The ever-increasing pace of technological change and the resulting impact, both geo-politically and geo-economically, makes it even more imperative for a productive US-India educational exchange for a greater and safer world.”

Mehrotra said he looked forward to the outcomes of the conversation between PM Modi and President Biden at this historic state dinner “as it relates to the importance of education that will benefit the citizens of two largest democracies in the world.”



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