Addressing students and faculty of IIT-Madras here, Ambassador Verma said that he was thrilled to visit one of India’s most distinguished universities and alma mater to two generations of students who have brought innovation and excellence both in India and the United States.
“Your graduates are in the highest ranks of business, including Google, Infosys, Microsoft, and Tata Steel; in education at MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, and of course here at IIT-Madras; and they have become leaders in government and public life too,” he said.
“You have produced not just the world’s best engineers and scientists, but inventors and innovators, the very people who are leading India on the global stage and bringing new depth and breadth to the U.S.-India partnership,” he added.
He said that he was keen to provide a brief overview of the US-India relationship that has been soaring in recent months.
He said that he was optimistic about the promise and potential of the partnership with India.
“We see no signs of the interest or enthusiasm dissipating. Our cooperation is no longer limited to South Asia and we are working in more areas than ever before,” he said.
“We have some 80-plus initiatives coming out of the January visit by President Obama; and 30 some dialogues/working groups have been re-launched since the Prime Minister’s visit to (Washington) D.C. last September.” (ANI)