Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu presented his credentials on Thursday to President of the United States of America Donald Trump at the Oval Office of the White House.
President Trump welcomed Ambassador Sandhu back to Washington DC and wished him every success in his responsibilities. The President recalled his friendship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their several interactions.
Sandhu’s previous posting had been as Ambassador to Sri Lanka. He had also served in the Indian Mission to the US twice earlier as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Washington DC from July 2013 to January 2017 and First Secretary (Political) responsible for liaison with the US Congress from 1997 to 2000.
Ambassador Sandhu conveyed the greetings from the President and PM of India to President Trump and the First Lady.
"The vision and guidance provided by Prime Minister Modi and President Trump in the last three years have moved India and the United States towards greater strategic convergence," Ambassador Sandhu added, affirming his commitment to work towards strengthening the strategic partnership between India and the United States.
Trump is set to visit India in the last week of February to discuss a new trade deal with India, according to media reports.