The US Congressmen will pay visits in two separate delegations. The first delegation of 19 Congressmen will visit India from February 20 to February 25. They will took part in an event organized by the think tank, Aspen Institute. The group will visit New Delhi and Hyderabad and will meet various political leaders, government officials and members of non-governmental organizations.
The second delegation of eight US Congressmen led by Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee will be visiting India from February 20 to February 23. The group will visit New Delhi and Bangalore.
"The visit would let these lawmakers first hand see for themselves the political vibrancy of India, the economic reforms that are happening and also for them to identify potential areas of engagement," Navetj Sarna added.
India-US relations blossomed during George Bush period and strengthened during Obama regime. India is now trying to redefine and strengthen its relations with Trump administration although some of his decisions might impact India adversely. As rightly pointed out by the Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar that, "United States that looks at the world differently and tries to create new terms of engagement could offer India new opportunities unafforded by a more orthodox United States."