USINPAC welcomes journalists from India

Sanjay Puri.Chairman USINPAC
Sanjay Puri.
Sanjay Puri.Chairman USINPAC

India Post News Service
WASHINGTON DC: The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) hosted a reception for a visiting delegation of prominent journalists from various news outlets in India. The journalists are visiting the United States as part of a media tour and plan to visit California, Texas and Alabama. USINPAC was the first stop on their US tour.

Visiting journalists included Dinesh Akula, Editor for TV5 News Network; Ms. Kadambini Bhangu, Anchor and Foreign Affairs Editor for New Delhi Television (NDTV) India; Ms. Leena Chandran, Senior Sub-Editor for Malayala Manorama; Daipayan Halder, Editor for the DB Post (Dainik Bhaskar Group); Parikshit Luthra, Anchor and Senior Special Correspondent for CNN IBN; Vikram Vardesh Sharma, Assistant Resident Editor for The New Indian Express; Stanly Johny, International Affairs Editor for The Hindu Daily and Ramesh Tiwari, News Editor for the Navbharat Times.
At the gathering, the journalists shared their views about the progression of foreign policy in India, noting that foreign policy discussions have become much more mainstream. “People are talking about foreign policy on the streets. It’s not just a topic for diplomats anymore,” one journalist stated. Others pointed out India is viewed worldwide as having more stature in international relations and said that Prime Minister Modi’s busy travel schedule and meetings with world leaders has helped in this regard.

While speaking on trade relations, the journalists noted how it is just as important to maintain good relationships with border countries such as Nepal, China, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as it is to maintain trade relationships with the United States. Furthermore, India needs to work on its Look East Policy and continue to strengthen historical ties with countries, such as Maldives, which are now actively seeking to enhance their relationships with China.

The journalists thanked USINPAC for keeping them informed about matters affecting the Indian American community and asked USINPAC to continue to do so. USINPAC has a strong bond with news outlets in India, and both sides committed to continuous and expanded engagement
The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) founded in 2002 is a bipartisan, nonprofit political organization representing the interests of more than 3.2 million Indian-Americans. It leverages the smart power of the community to bring about outcomes that matter at federal, state and local levels of government, and provides support to candidates and lawmakers who share the community’s concerns.

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