Indian Ambassador to Visit Charlotte in December

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host the Ambassador of India to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, on Thursday, December 9, 2021 (12 - 1:30pm) for a presentation as he shares his insight on India's role in the world. He will also address ongoing global challenges in this post-pandemic environment and the future of India's relationship with the United States.

The diplomatic relationship between India and the United States is founded on the shared commitment to democratic values, freedom, human rights, the rule of law, and equality. Over the years, India has emerged as a leading global power and a vital partner for the U.S. in the Indo-Pacific region by helping support stability, security, and prosperity in the area. The ongoing trade relationship between India and the U.S. has also grown, with overall bilateral trade in goods and services reaching $149 billion in 2019.

The United States is also important to India from a cultural and educational exchange perspective. In 2020, Indian students enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions contributed over $8 billion to the U.S. economy. That number will continue to increase with the United States remaining an attractive option for post-graduate work in STEM disciplines. Additionally, the people-to-people ties in the form of the 4-million-strong Indian diaspora all around the United States contribute to the solid cultural exchange between both countries.

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