Top US senators, including Republican John Cornyn and Democrat Mark Warner, along with astronaut Sunita Williams on Friday greeted the people of India and Indian Americans on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day, noting that the relationship between the world’s two largest democracies more is now more important than ever.
“I want to congratulate the people of India on 75 years of independence. The strength of the relationship between the world’s two largest democracies is more important than ever,” said Warner, co-chair of the powerful Senate India Caucus. This is the largest bilateral caucus in the United States Senate.
For 75 years, he said, India has moved into the future as a strong, resilient democracy.
“We have seen that strength through the challenges of the past 14 months as India, America and the world have been challenged by Covid,” Warner said in a special video message.
It had been 74 years since India emancipated itself from British rule and embarked on a long and storied journey to become the world’s largest democracy, said Senator Cornyn, co-chair of the Senate India Caucus.
As a co-founder of the Senate committee in India, Cornyn said he knows firsthand the importance of a strong relationship between the United States and India.
“I am proud to see how our ties have strengthened over the years,” he said.
Joining people of India and Indian-Americans in celebrating the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, Senator Rick Scott said the United States is proud to support and support India, the world’s largest democracy and America’s most important partner. to celebrate the many contributions of our Indian-American community.
“Congratulations on 75 years of independence. Hope you have a great party,” Scott said in a video message.
Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he is proud to join friends in India and Indian-American communities in New Jersey and around the world as the Independence Day festivities begin.
“We recognize India’s rich heritage and many global contributions, and are committed to building on the strong bond of our countries,” he said.
Sunita Williams sent her Independence Day greetings, citing the rich history of India-United States cooperation in space.
“NASA and ISRO have collaborated in many different fields, including Earth and space science. In addition, NASA has provided deep space communications and navigation support for ISRO’s missions to the Moon and Mars,” she said.
“Exploring space is a global undertaking where we all need to work together. I am particularly interested in following the progress of Gaganyaan, India’s first manned spaceflight mission,” Williams said.
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