Indian Ambassador to the US presents his Credentials to Donald TrumpFebruary 07, 2020 14:31
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Taranjit Singh Sandhu who is the Ambassador of India to the United States has presented his credentials to the President of United States Donald Trump in his Oval Office of the White House.
The career foreign service official Taranjit Singh Sandhu has been warmly welcomed by Trump during the Oval Office credentials ceremony. The President of the United States has also wished Sandhu success in fulfilling the responsibilities as India’s ambassador to the United States.
The Indian Ambassador designate has conveyed the greetings of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President Ram Nath Kovind to Donald Trump. He added saying that India and the United States are at greater strategic convergence and that has been developed by the vision and the guidance that has been provided by the the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of the United States Donald Trump.
The statement has said that Mr Taranjit Singh Sandhu has affirmed his commitment to work towards strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries of India and the United States which can be attained with mutual trust between the two countries and the friendship that is being shared, the democratic values and the people- to- people ties.
Alice G Wells who is the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia has extended her welcome to the India’s new ambassador to the United States through her twitter handle
Extending my warmest welcome to @SandhuTaranjitS, India’s new Ambassador to the US. A strong champion of #USIndia ties, Amb. Sandhu’s proven record & deep experience augurs well for the future of our partnership. Welcome back to Washington! AGW pic.twitter.com/rPDQWe67I7— State_SCA (@State_SCA) February 6, 2020
Mr Taranjit Singh Sandhu is said to be one of the most experienced Indian diplomats on the US affairs. He was the Deputy Chief of Mission in t5he United States from July 2013 to January 2017.
He was born on 23rd of January in the year 1963 in a family of educationists and had studied at The Lawrence School and has done his graduation with History Honors in St Stephen’s College in Delhi. Sandhu had pursued a Master’s degree in the subject International Relations at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
By Shrithika Kushangi