Bangalore: On her prime visit to Bangalore after assuming charge in September 2021, US Mission India Charge d'Affaires, Patricia Lacina met with business leaders and entrepreneurs to highlight the strong US-India economic and commercial ties.
Lacina recognised the enormous contributions of over 650 US enterprises in Bangalore, which employ tens of thousands of Indian nationals in high-quality formal-sector work conditions. She praised their significant contribution to the US-India bilateral relationship, not just via economic linkages and investments, but also through corporate social responsibility initiatives and a dedication to employee skill development.
"This year, as our two countries mark 75 years of diplomatic relations and trust, we celebrate a US-India partnership characterised recently by US President Joe Biden as profound linkages between our people - ties of family, friendship, and shared values. Because of these common ideals, US and Indian enterprises collaborate so successfully, establishing a path for innovation and wealth." Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director of the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and US Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin joined her in Bangalore.
The NSF Director visited Bangaloreto strengthen the strong relationship in research and technology. Panchanathan, a native of Chennai and a graduate of the Indian Institute of Science, is in India to announce NSF support for 35 collaborative research projects involving US and Indian university laboratories.
Under Panchanathan's leadership, NSF is responsible with keeping the United States at the forefront of scientific discoveries in a wide range of fields.