U.S. - India Relationship
“When it comes to U.S. - India relations, they are of course based on our shared dedication to democracy, but also our strategic interests. We’ve conducted military exercises on an unprecedented scale, including the large Malabar naval exercises, which also included the Japanese navy. And of course India has become a major purchaser of American weapons… We’ve seen joint initiatives between the United States and India, including the U.S.-India joint strategic vision for the Asia-Pacific region. India has been recognized as a major defense partner, and India and the United States signed the Logistics Supply Agreement [in 2016].”
- Congressman Brad Sherman’s remarks at the India Association of Los Angeles Independence Day event, Aug 26, 2017.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, announced new Foreign Affairs Subcommittee roles for the 115th Congress.
Sherman will remain the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Asia and was named the second-ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, where he will focus on Russia and President Trump’s relationship with Russia.
Congressman Sherman met with Ambassador Navtej Sarna and discussed the strategic relationship between the US and India.
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Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, released the following statement following news of terrorist attacks against India.
“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on India’s Uri army base on Saturday September 17, which led to the deaths of 18 Indian soldiers. This attack is yet another reminder of the threat international terrorism poses.”
Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman released the following statement after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke before a joint session of Congress.
“In 2014, I led an effort of 80 of my colleagues to encourage Congressional leadership to invite Prime Minister Modi to speak before a joint session of Congress. I’m glad he was able to give that address today.
“He delivered a very insightful speech, which laid out the mutual benefits of our growing relationship with India.
Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman released the following statement following news that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was formally invited to speak before a joint session of Congress.
“I am pleased that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be able to address a Joint Session of Congress this year. In 2014, I led the effort, and was joined by more than 80 of my colleagues, in trying to encourage then-Speaker John Boehner to invite President Modi to give such an address shortly after he had assumed office.
Washington, D.C. – Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is spearheading an effort along with Rep. Ted Poe and Rep. Eni Faleomavaega to request that Congressional leadership invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a Joint Session of Congress during the Prime Minister’s expected visit to the United States in late September.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) met with the Ambassador of India to the United States, Dr. S. Jaishankar, in Sherman’s Washington office. Sherman is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and an active member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans.
GRANADA HILLS, CA – Congressman Brad Sherman joined Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao this past weekend at a festival in Granada Hills celebrating the 66th anniversary of India’s Independence. Thousands of Valley residents participated in the celebration at Granada Hills High School.
Congressman Sherman invited Ambassador Rao to the San Fernando Valley and hosted her over the weekend at a number of events.