Joe Biden Wishes Independence Day to All Indian Americans; Highlights India-US Strong Relationships

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Joe Biden Wishes Independence Day to All Indian Americans; Highlights India-US Strong Relationships
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On Saturday, Democrat Joe Biden took a jibe at the Trump administration’s actions and referred to Trump’s H1B visa suspension as ‘sudden’ and ‘harmful’ for Indians. With this, Joe highlighted the strengthening of India-US relationships and said the US shares a special bond with India. 

Recently, in an event, he wished all the Indian Americans a happy independence day and said that Delhi and Washington share a “special bond that has deepened over many years”. Source: Times of India. 

Further, he continued and stated- “Happy Indian Independence Day, we share a special bond that I’ve seen deepened over many years as a US Senator and vice president. I watched, 15 years ago, I was leading the efforts to approve the historic civil nuclear deal with India. I said that the United States and India became closer friends and partners, then the world will be a safer place,” Source: Times of India. 

While giving his personal remarks on the suspension of H1B visas, Joe said- “But I know it is hard and my heart goes out to all those of you who have been the targets in a rise in hate crimes, the crackdown of legal immigration, including the sudden and harmful actions on H1B visas made America stronger and brought our nation’s closer… As President, I’ll also continue to rely on Indian American diaspora. It keeps our two nations together, as I have throughout my career, my constituents in Delaware. My staff of the Senate,” Source: Times of India. 

With this, Joe took a pause, and Kamala Harris began her speech with spending Independence wishes to all Indian Americans. She said- “To the people of India and to Indian Americans all across the United States. I want to wish you a happy Indian Independence Day. On August 15, 1947, men and women all over India rejoiced in the declaration of the independence of the country of India today on August 15, 2020; I stand before you as the first candidate for Vice President of the United States of South Asian descent,” Source: Times of India. 

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Source: Times of India