Ambassador Verma talks about his two amazing years as the U.S. Ambassador to India, and about how the U.S.-India relationship has blossomed into the defining partnership of the 21st century. Thank you for your leadership, Ambassador Verma. Farewell from Western India!
Today we bid farewell to President Obama! It’s been a great journey over these past 8 years, and we will fondly remember the President’s visits to Mumbai & New Delhi and his efforts to strengthen #USIndiaDosti. Do you have a message for President Obama, or his successor, President-elect Trump?
Farewell, Ambassador Verma! Thank you for your leadership and your tremendous efforts to strengthen US-India relations. We cherish the memories from your visits to Western India - from Vibrant Gujarat to Bollywood collaborations, school visits in Raipur to sharing technology tips with children in Dharavi and so much more. It has been a great journey of #USIndiaDosti, and we will miss you!
President Obama is the first president of the United States who visited India two times while in office. As we prepare to bid him farewell on Friday, we take a look back at some great pictures from President Obama’s two visits to India – the first time in 2010 to Mumbai and the second time for Republic Day in 2015 to New Delhi.
We join many family, friends and fans in paying homage to Indian actor Om Puri, who passed away earlier this month. Today we are reminiscing about some of the fabulous roles that the legendary actor played in U.S. productions, including featuring in American films like The Hundred Foot Journey, Charlie Wilson’s War and Wolf. The actor was well respected for his work with American counterparts...
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Today, we honor the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the renowned American civil rights leader. Dr. King’s messages about peace, solidarity, and inclusion continue to ring true nearly 50 years after his death. His life and work have influenced many throughout the world, including President Obama and Prime Minister Modi, who paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Memorial in...
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The U.S. Army has updated its uniform rules to make it easier for those wearing religious attire like turbans and hijabs to serve in the Army while practicing their faith. The revisions allow brigade level commanders to approve the requests for attire, a significant change from the earlier secretary-level approvals that were required. The move has been lauded by many faith-based groups for...
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A 16-year-old Californian, Avni Madhani, is spreading awareness about a healthy lifestyle through her website thehealthybeat.com. After losing family members to diabetes-related diseases, this high-school student started researching about food habits. She put together information on the bilingual site, which aims at educating Indians around the world about preventing lifestyle diseases. Good...
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Congratulations to Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal for receiving the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award – the highest honor awarded to Persons of Indian Origin. Assistant Secretary Biswal received the award from Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony in Bangalore last week. Read her remarks at the event, where she spoke about the role of the Indian diaspora in strengthening US-India...
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“Relations between nations is fundamentally relations between individuals” – U.S. Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal.

We completely agree! And that’s why we are committed to strengthening people-to-people ties that build #USIndiaDosti. Watch Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal in conversation with Barkha Dutt on NDTV, talking about the positive trajectory of the U.S-India relationship and the...
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Aaojo Amdavad! We had a great visit to #GarviGujarat this week. In addition to our involvement in #VibrantGujarat, we had fruitful meetings with NGO, business, and government contacts. We stopped by SEWA where Ambassador Verma and #CGVajda met with amazing women whose lives have changed through skills training and technology. The Ambassador also shared his thoughts on an optimistic future for...
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It's been a great day at #VibrantGujarat, building new partnerships and strengthening existing ties. We were honored to have Assistant Secretary Biswal and Ambassador Verma lead the U.S. delegation in promoting #USIndiaTrade and #USIndiaDosti here in Gujarat. Two-way trade between US and India is currently at an all-time high, and we are very optimistic about the continued growth and strength...
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Ambassador Verma spent two fantastic days in Mumbai before heading to #VibrantGujarat this evening! The Ambassador started his trip by visiting the amazing kids from Dharavi Diary before heading to the Consulate, where he presented Mr. Amitabh Bachchan with an award recognizing Mr. Bachchan’s invaluable contributions to the U.S.-India partnership on tuberculosis. The Ambassador and Mr....
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We recognize and thank Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for his dedication and efforts for the #TBFreeIndia campaign. His support for the cause and sharing his story as a TB survivor has helped reduce the stigma associated with TB. #USIndiaDosti
Join us in 30 minutes as we go live with U.S. Ambassador Verma and Amitabh Bachchan who will chat about their collaboration for the #TBFreeIndia campaign and the U.S.-India partnership. #USIndiaDosti
Join us here for a Facebook Live with U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma and legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday, January 8 at 19:00! Ambassador Verma and Mr. Bachchan will be talking about their collaborative work to eradicate TB in India. As a TB survivor, Mr. Bachchan has provided consistent and strong support for a #TBFreeIndia, and we are proud to be part of this campaign with...
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