1 Year of Diplomatic Success: Celebrating Ambassador Eric Garcetti's Achievements in India

Pujit Siddhant

May 23 2024

<div style=' background:#FFFFFF;color:#000000;font-family:Verdana;width:auto;padding:5px;max-height:100%;'><span><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/ericgarcetti/">Eric Garcetti</a>, the US Ambassador to India, marked his first anniversary in the country on May 13 by sharing a video highlighting the key milestones achieved by him. The video, filmed at the <a href="https://in.usembassy.gov/">US Embassy</a> in New Delhi, features Garcetti discussing the productive year of 2023, noting various agreements, paperwork, and accomplishments while enjoying "desi kadak chai."</p><p>In the video, Garcetti reflects on his travels across 22 states and union territories, where he made friends, received gifts, and enjoyed diverse local cuisines. He mentions visits from Wagah to Kanyakumari and Mumbai to Kohima, emphasizing the significant trade between the two nations, valued at $200 billion, and praising the <a href="https://www.npci.org.in/">UPI system</a>.</p><p>Garcetti also highlights the collaboration between <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/">NASA </a>and <a href="https://www.isro.gov.in/">ISRO</a> on the <a href="https://nisar.jpl.nasa.gov/">NISAR</a> satellite, set to launch later this year, as a significant achievement in the US-India relationship. Sharing the video on social media, he expressed appreciation for the deepening ties and shared dreams between the two countries.</p><p>In defense cooperation, Garcetti celebrated record military exercises aimed at enhancing peace and interoperability between the US and India. He also highlighted environmental sustainability efforts, including financing 10,000 new electric buses and establishing a large solar manufacturing plant in southern India with US support.</p><p>Healthcare cooperation was another focus, with collaborative efforts in vaccine development for diseases like dengue and malaria. Garcetti also noted improvements in visa processing, reducing wait times and increasing the number of visas issued, making India a leading source of international students.</p><p>As he concluded, Garcetti expressed optimism about the future of the US-India partnership, anticipating further achievements in the years to come.Fair Use disclaimer: Media in this post is used in accordance with the fair use doctrine under United States Copyright law. The matieral is provided for commentary, criticism, news reporting, teaching scholarship, or research. All rights belong to the original copyright holders</p><span></div>

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