WE CONTINUE WORKING WITH THE INDIAN GOVT: Alleged Terrorist PANNUN Killing Scheme: US Department of State Secretary Verma

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Richard Verma, the US deputy secretary of state for management and resources, stated here on Tuesday that the US will continue to communicate with the Indian government over the reported attempt to kill Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in the US.

“I am aware that we brought up our concerns with the Indian government. The issue is being investigated by a committee of inquiry, and we will continue to communicate with the government and eagerly await their conclusions. And we appreciate that they’ve taken it extremely seriously,” Verma remarked.

‘The Long View from DC: The India-US Partnership’ was the title of the speech he gave at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) event in Delhi. His remarks follow the US Justice Department’s release of an

Richard Verma also underlined the connections between India and the US in his remarks at the event. He stated that regarding his publications, Mahatma Gandhi used to correspond with US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

He went on to say that Gandhi’s writings served as an inspiration to Martin Luther King and emphasised the three different vectors that this connection and ideas travel along: overcoming colonialism’s legacies and bondage, fighting for social justice and equality, and trying to create a stable, inclusive democracy ruled by the people. He called these ideas the cornerstone of the bilateral relationship between two nations.

He noted that India and the US had grown closer, pointing out that before there had been no defence sales between the two countries.

Currently in Delhi, Richard Verma met with Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry. The two leaders had talks about their countries’ mutual trade relations.

On the social networking platform X, Goyal shared photographs from the meeting along with the caption, “Delighted to meet Richard R. Verma, US Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.”

“Held fruitful discussions to further strengthen India-US trade and investment ties to explore new opportunities for greater collaboration and growth,” he stated.

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