One of the oldest Indian American community organisations has said there is unlikely to be any change in US policy towards India with the coming of the Biden Administration since both countries have become "close partners" and both have "common interests"
One of the oldest Indian American community organisations has said there is unlikely to be any change in US policy towards India with the coming of the Biden Administration since both countries have become "close partners" and both have "common interests".
In a statement congratulating President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on their election win, Dr. Thomas Abraham, Chairman of the Global Organisation of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), said in spite of close relations between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, "a very high percentage of the community went with Biden-Harris ticket.
“Although many Trump supporters raised doubts about support for India in a Biden Administration, I don’t expect much changes in US policy towards India since both countries have become close partners in many political and economic aspects,” said Dr. Abraham.
Currently, India is a big buyer of America’s military ware. Both countries have common interest to fight terrorism. Economically, both countries have invested in each other. Politically the most important factor is that India has bipartisan support among the US House Representatives and the Senators of both political parties, the statement said.
One major outcome of the Indian American community support will be a large number of political appointments by the Biden Administration, even some cabinet-level appointments, Abraham predicted.
“There are a large number of bright and highly qualified candidates from the Indian American community who could be brought in to work for the new administration since the country has many serious problems to tackle, i.e. the pandemic and the economic slowdown,” Abraham added.
He said GOPIO looks forward to work closely with the Biden Administration.
GOPIO is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, secular organization of the Indian diaspora with over 100 chapters in 35 countries.