Thanks to President Bush 'untiring' efforts in clearing the Indo-US civil nuclear deal in the House of Representatives. He also congratulated the team of diplomats and nuclear scientists who helped in the process of bringing the deal to fruition. At home, describing the clearance of the deal by the US House as the 'highest feat' of diplomacy by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress General Secretary M Veerappa Moily said the country is also 'grateful' to President Bush.
Manmohan thanks Indian Americans
At a reception hosted by the powerful and influential Indian American community, Singh expressed his thanks to the Indian community for pushing the deal close to the finish line.
“Thanks to the leadership of President (George) Bush and the friendship of the people of the United States we are on the verge of securing a new status in the global nuclear order," said Mr Singh, whose last engagement in the US was the gala reception thrown by the community.
Manmohan Singh then thanked the Indian American community. “It is in no small measure due to the very supportive role the Indian American community and the friends of India in the US have played. I thank you all for this," he said. The Indian American community was instrumental in creating a momentum for the nuclear deal on Capitol Hill early in the process.