Golden Period for India-US Friendship: MP CM Shivraj Chouhan on America Tour

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan is visiting the United States to seek investments for the state.


Calling this the golden period in the friendship between India and the United States, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hailed the contribution made by the Indian American community in strengthening the ties. Chouhan, who is on a six-day visit to the United States to seek investment for his state, landed in Washington on Oct. 22.

He also launched a scathing attack on China and Pakistan, saying that India would not spare anyone on terrorism. “India today is not a country of 1962,” he said while addressing the Indian-American community at a reception organized by the Indian embassy in Washington.

Chouhan, who also visited the National Museum of American History, tweeted later that the United States consists of people from all corners of the world, and the prominence with which the Indian community has got a respectable position in the country is a matter of pride.

The BJP politician is set to deliver a keynote address on integral humanism at the US Capitol during the inaugural session of the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya forum organized by the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS), a US-based think-tank, in association with the Embassy of India.

Chouhan is also scheduled to meet representatives from companies like Amazon and Goldman Sachs, and others, to seek investments for Madhya Pradesh. The meetings have been organized by the US India Business Council and US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF). He will deliver the keynote address while state Commerce Secretary Mohammed Suleman will make a presentation on investment opportunities in the state. Chouhan is also set to visit Columbia University’s StartUp Lab, a startup incubator.

A road trip to New York is also scheduled for him, during which he will visit the Akshardham Temple in New Jersey. In New York, he will address a meeting of “Friends of MP” at the Indian Consulate on Oct. 26.

Chouhan will meet US lawmakers, including Tulsi Gabbard, the first American Samoan and first Hindu Indian-American Congresswoman. Gabbard is a member of the Democratic Party and represents Hawai’s 2nd district.

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