US, India mark 75 years of ties

The US mission in India has lauded the 75 years of the growing relationship between the two nations with a video featuring a host of Indian-Americans hailing the ties.

The video posted on Twitter by the US embassy features tennis icon Ashok Amritraj, author and wellness pioneer Deepak Chopra, actor Nina Davuluri, CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, tabla virtuoso and composer Zakir Hussain, actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and television host and author Padma Lakshmi.

It also features actor Aasif Mandvi, literary author and journalist Suketu Mehta, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, film director and producer Mira Nair and former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi among others.

"At the core of the US-India partnership are the countless personal friendships formed over the years between individual Americans and Indians as they study, work, live, and learn together," said US Charge d'Affaires Patricia Lacina.

In a statement, the Embassy said the people-to-people ties are one of the cornerstones of the US-India relationship.

In 2019, 15 million Indian visitors travelled to the United States and Americans are now the second-largest group of foreign citizens visiting India, it added.

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