US-based body to rally for Indo-US N-deal

  • PTI, Washington
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  • Updated: Jul 25, 2008 02:10 IST

Terming the Manmohan Singh-led government's triumph in the crucial trust vote as a "historic victory", a body for promoting India-US relations has said that it will rally Indian Americans and like-minded allies to ensure the civilian nuclear deal goes through US Congress this year.

"As this is a truly historic accord, so too this is a historic victory for the government of Prime Minister Singh and all Indians," Sanjay Puri, Chairman of US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), said in a statement.

The agreement, he said, benefits both countries strategically, politically and economically, and will usher in a new era of broadened and deepened cooperation between the world's oldest and largest democracies.

"We will rally the Indian-American community and engage all like-minded allies to ensure this deal gets included in the US Congressional calendar for this year. We look forward to the day that this important milestone in US-India relations is finalized," he said.


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