WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — US Representatives Ro Khanna of California and Michael Waltz of Florida are teaming up for a special mission. They’re heading a diverse group of lawmakers to India to tighten the friendship between the two nations. Khanna and Waltz are co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
On August 15th, India celebrates its Independence Day, and that’s when the lawmakers will be at the famous Red Fort. They’ll be there to hear the Indian Prime Minister speak to the nation and visiting Mumbai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi. They’re chatting with people from businesses, tech companies, the government, and even the Bollywood scene. And they’re paying their respects at Raj Ghat, a special place remembering Gandhi.
Traveling with Khanna and Waltz are fellow members of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, including Deborah Ross, Kat Cammack, Shri Thanedar, and Jasmine Crockett. Also joining them are Rich McCormick and Ed Case, who will meet them in New Delhi.
The journey means a lot to Representative Khanna. His grandfather was a freedom fighter who stood with Gandhi during India’s fight for freedom, and this trip brings that history full circle for him.
Khanna and Waltz have a lot to say about their visit. They believe India is a key partner for the US, especially in Asia. They want to make sure no single country dominates the region, and they see India as important in achieving that. They want the US and India to keep working together based on shared values like democracy, free speech, and human rights.
Recently, Khanna and Waltz hosted an important US-India Summit. They brought together leaders and experts from both sides to talk about their relationship and shared goals.