I am delighted to learn that The Indian Panorama is bringing out a special issue to mark America’s Independence Day on 4th July 2014. On this happy occasion, I would like to extend my warm greetings to all US Citizens. India-U.S. bilateral relations have developed into a global strategic partnership, based on increasing convergence of interests on bilateral, regional and global issues. Regular exchange of high level political visits coupled with wide ranging dialogue architecture has enabled sustained momentum to bilateral cooperation and helped establish a long-term framework for India-U.S. strategic partnership.
The bilateral cooperation is now broad-based and multi-sectoral, covering trade and investment, defence and security, education, science and technology, cyber security, high-technology, civil nuclear energy, space technology and applications, clean energy, environment, agriculture and health. People to people interaction provide further vitality and strength to bilateral relationship. Bilateral partnership enjoys bipartisan support in both our countries.
I want to congratulate the Indian American community for the role that they are playing in advancing and strengthening the USA as also for their contribution in developing and promoting the India-US relationship. The Indian American community epitomize strong family values, educational excellence, creativity, innovation, high standards of professionalism, and dedication to the core democratic principles and traditions. I hope that the Indian American community will continue to play its vital role in making India and USA relationship stronger for mutual benefits of both the countries. I once again convey my greetings and best wishes to the readers of The Indian Panorama on this auspicious and happy occasion.