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US House resolution welcomes Manmohan's US visit

Welcoming the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the US, the House of Representatives has described India as a global player which can provide stability and security in Asia.

world Updated: Nov 19, 2009 10:36 IST

Welcoming the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the US, the House of Representatives has described India as a global player which can provide stability and security in Asia.

Commemorating the Indo-US relationship, the resolution of the lower house of the Congress commends the maturating of the relationship between the two nations, exemplified by Singh's current official visit which begins from November 22.

"Our partnership with India is built on this foundation: that India’s rise as a great power in Asia and as a global player advances critical American interests ranging from the promotion of democracy and democratic values, to improving stability and security throughout all parts of Asia," Congressman Gary Ackerman said in his speech.

Ackerman, known as a friend of India, who twice Co-Chaired the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, said the US does not fear a growing India.

"India's values are our values. India is a real democracy, with real institutions that are subordinate to the rule of law; India, though ready to defend itself, doesn’t start wars or harbour terrorists; India, though as fastidious as any state about protecting its sovereignty, can be relied upon to keep its word once committed to a treaty or an international agreement," he said.

"India struggles to preserve its tradition of religious, cultural and ethnic pluralism. India safeguards sensitive technologies. India fights terrorism," he said.