Senior senators, including Republican John Cornyn and Democrat Mark Warner, and astronaut Sunita Williams on Friday greeted the people of India and Amerindians for India’s 75th Independence Day, noting that the relationship between the world’s two largest democracies is more important now than ever.
“I would like to congratulate the people of India on the 75th anniversary of independence. Warner, co-chair of India’s powerful Senate, said the strength of the relationship between the world’s two largest democracies is more important now than ever. This is the largest binary gathering in the US Senate.
For 75 years, he said, India has moved into the future as a strong and resilient democracy.
“We have seen this strength through the challenges of the past 14 months as India, America and the world have been challenged by Covid-19,” Warner said in a private video message.
Senator Cornyn, co-chair of the Senate of India’s Senate block, said India freed itself from British rule 74 years ago and embarked on a long and written journey towards becoming the world’s largest democracy.
Cornyn, as one of the founders of India’s Senate Electoral Caucus, said he knows firsthand the importance of a strong US-India relationship.
“I am proud to see how our relations have strengthened over recent years,” he said.
Senator Rick Scott joined the peoples of India and Amerindians in celebration of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and said the United States is proud to support India, the world’s largest democracy and an important partner for America and to celebrate the many contributions of our American Indian community. .
Congratulations on 75 years of independence. Scott said in a video message.
Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he is proud to join friends in the Indian and Amerindian communities in New Jersey and around the world as Independence Day celebrations begin.
“We recognize India’s rich heritage and many global contributions, and we are committed to building on the strong bonds between our two countries,” he said.
Sunita Williams, who sent her Independence Day greetings, mentioned the rich history of India-US cooperation in space.
NASA and ISRO have collaborated in many different areas, including Earth and space sciences. In addition, NASA has provided deep space communications and navigation support for ISRO missions to the Moon and Mars.
“Space exploration is a global project in which we all need to work together. “I am particularly interested in following up on the progress of Gajanyan, India’s first human spaceflight mission,” Williams said.
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