"This trip to Silicon Valley will help showcase the exciting contributions Indians and Indian-Americans make to the US technology industry," Congressman Ami Bera, Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for India and Indian Americans, said.
Bera, who is the only Indian-American Congressman in the current Congress, said that under Modi's leadership, the bilateral relationship has been revitalised and India has undergone a domestic transformation while engaging with the world and continuing to serve as a democratic model.
"Your visit to the United States provides an opportunity to reflect on the effects your leadership has had on the US-India relationship over the last year," he said.

"We applaud your and President (Barack) Obama's commitment to the strategic partnership which has already led to several accomplishments including the Delhi Declaration of Friendship, the adoption of a Joint Strategic Vision for Asia and Pacific and Indian Ocean region, and the announcement of renewal of the 10-year Defense Cooperation Agreement," he said in a letter to the Prime Minister.
“Close India-US collaboration has led to progress in several areas including counter-terrorism, non-proliferation, cyber-security, science and technology, knowledge economy, energy, space, and health to name just a few,” he said.
"We are excited to see how it progresses in the near future for both countries. Additionally, your decision to open up domestic markets to foreign direct investment has helped grow US investment into India to USD 28 billion. And at the same time, trade between our countries has reached about USD 120 billion," Bera wrote in the letter.

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