US lawmakers to discuss Indian election; bilateral ties
US lawmakers will discuss the impact of Indian general election on the strained bilateral ties and the ways to reinvigorate them at the Capitol Hill
Indian Ambassador to the US S Jaishankar has been invited to speak at the event organized by US India Business Council (USIBC) tomorrow. It is believed to be the first pre-election deliberation at the Capitol Hill.
Senator John Cornyn, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the powerful Senate India Caucus, will discuss a number of short and long-term priorities for reinvigorating the US India relationship, including goals for enhanced trade opportunities, energy exports and visa policy that will be beneficial to both nations, his office said in a statement.
Cornyn would be joined by Senator Mark Warner, Co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus, along with the two other Co-Chairs of the House India Caucus – Democrat Joe Crowley and Republican Peter Roskam.
A panel discussion will be moderated by Rick Rossow, Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies – a prominent Washington -based think tank.
The panelists include: Ron Somers, President, USIBC; former US Ambassador to India, Frank Wisner; and Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics.