The three million strong Indian diaspora in the United States has launched “Mission 2022” in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industries to make the U.S.-India partnership a defining one of the century.
“We have set a goal called ‘Mission 2022,’ which is to have a series of dialogues with the diaspora over the next seven years as India turns 75,” Indian American entrepreneur M.R. Rangaswami said during a reception hosted by the CII and Indian diaspora.
The reception was attended by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, among others. The dialogues would be held every six months.
“The goal is that by 2022, the U.S.-India partnership is a defining partnership of the 21st century,” he said Sept. 21.
Highlighting the significant positive change taking place within India, CII president Sumit Sumter invited the diaspora to invest in India’s transformation; avail of the immense opportunities; and be part of the mutual growth story.
Sitharaman applauded the vision of U.S. President Barack Obama and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and highlighted the significant deepening of commercial ties between the two nations and their businesses.
Pritzker stressed on the work cut out by both the governments to make this into a $500 billion economic engagement between the oldest and the largest democracies in the world.
Together the two leaders highlighted the substantial steps taken in the direction of boosting trade and investments.
Amidst the ongoing wave of optimism and promising developments surrounding the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, as well as Modi’s anticipated second visit to the U.S., major stakeholders joined to celebrate the flourishing Indian diaspora and to place them front and center within the context of the overall bilateral partnership.
Stressing the positively evolving commercial relationship between the countries, both Sitharaman and Pritzker invited the business community to help shape and deepen the economic relationship.
The growing Indian American diaspora is heavily invested in the American system and can not only rise to be the backbone of this critical partnership, but can help fuel the countries’ mutual growth story.