Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) met with the Ambassador of India to the United States, Dr. S. Jaishankar, in Sherman's Washington office. Sherman is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and an active member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans.
"The Ambassador and I discussed U.S.-India civilian nuclear cooperation, ways to expand economic relations between India and the U.S., critical security issues in South and Central Asia, and cooperation on counterterrorism," Sherman said following the meeting. "We discussed working with the Indian-American community to achieve common goals and pursue shared interests."
Sherman has established friendship with several of India's ambassadors to the United States. In August 2013, Sherman hosted the previous Ambassador of India, Nirupama Rao, in the San Fernando Valley to celebrate India's Independence Day. Sherman also hosted another former Indian Ambassador to the United States, Meera Shankar, in August 2010 in the San Fernando Valley at Canoga Park High School to celebrate India's Independence Day. Both former Ambassadors commended his successful efforts to expand U.S-India ties.
"India is the world's largest democracy and a fast growing economic power," Sherman added. "The U.S.-India relationship is based on the shared values of democracy, individual freedom, religious pluralism, and economic prosperity. I will continue to work very closely with the Indian American community to strengthen the relationship between the two nations."