US lawmakers introduce bill for special ties with India

Washington—Two top US lawmakers have introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives to designate India as a Special Global Partner of America and take steps to ramp up engagement and deepen bilateral collaboration on a host of issues including defence.
Introduced by Congressman Eliot Engel , Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley , the “Special Global Partnership with India Act 2016” aims to enhance ties between India and the US by elevating the status of the bilateral relationship.
The Special Global Partnership with India Act of 2016 calls for Congress to elevate the US-India relationship by designating India as a Special Global Partner of the US, leading to greater cooperation across sectors ranging from defense and space to entrepreneurship and innovation. Meanwhile Republican Senator from Texas took to the Senate floor to describe Modi’s address to the joint session of the Congress earlier as a “historic day” in India-US ties.—INP

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