USINPAC delegation embarks on annual visit

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Bangalore, Jan 4 (UNI) To reinforce its mission to strengthen trade relations between India and the United States, a delegation of the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) embarked on its fifth annual high-level delegation visit to the country.

USINPAC is a leading political organisation, representing over two million Indian Americans on Capitol Hill and White House. The delegation consists of 20 CEOs of Indian origin, heading companies in varied portfolios like IT, Aviation, Medicine and Pharma sectors.

The visit was an annual feature, meant to enhance cultural, strategic and business relations between the two countries.

Talking to newspersons here today, USINPAC Founder Chairman Sanjay Puri said, ''2007 will be noted as the watershed year, which saw unprecedented political activism by Indo-American community. It is an encouraging trend where we are seeing professionals and business entrepreneurs taking out more and more of their time and devoting themselves to social entrepreneurship, building stronger political and business style between the US and India''.

Mr Puri said the delegation met business leaders Kiran Mazumdar Shah, Biocon CMD, Infosys non-executive Chairman N R Narayana Murthy and Microsoft India Chief Ravi Venkateshwaran, among others.

In the second leg, the delegation would visit New Delhi from Monday and meet political leaders, including the Union Minister for Steel, Fertilisers and Chemicals Ram Vilas Paswan, Commerce Minister Kamal Nath, Minister of State for Defence, Raj Inderjit Singh and BJP National President Rajnath Singh, he added.

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