Ambassador Verma’s Farewell Meeting with Prime Minister Modi

It was a pleasure to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the last day of my tenure as U.S. Ambassador to India. We spoke about a range of issues, and the substantial progress we have made in the U.S.-India relationship over the past two years. We discussed bilateral accomplishments in the area of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma “Shared Journeys Towards a Common Destiny”

Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia New Delhi, India  (As prepared for delivery) Good evening and thank you for such a warm welcome.  I am delighted to be here at the Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia.  The FCC has been a Delhi institution for nearly six decades, hosting distinguished speakers such as my predecessor ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at Vivekananda International Foundation Conference

Remarks on Countering Violent Extremism (As prepared for delivery) Good morning ladies and gentlemen.  It’s a pleasure to join such an esteemed group of experts and practitioners for this very salient conference on countering violent extremism.  I’d like to thank our host, the Vivekananda International Foundation, and General NC Vij for kindly inviting me to ...
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Amitabh Bachchan & Ambassador Richard Verma Go Live to Talk TB

Mumbai, January 8:  U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma and legendary Indian actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan came together for a Live Video Chat on Facebook, dedicating their Sunday evening to talk about the important issue of tuberculosis (TB) with their fans and followers.  Going live from Mumbai, the two talked about the U.S. Embassy’s ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the inaugural plenary of Indo-Asia Connectivity for Shared Prosperity

Kolkata | December 14, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be here in Kolkata, the “City of Joy.” When Mark Twain visited this marvelous city in 1896, he wrote in his diary “There was plenty to see in Calcutta, but there was not plenty of time for it.” I ...
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Statement by Ambassador Richard R. Verma on the Death of the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa

On behalf of the United States, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and the people of Tamil Nadu following her passing yesterday. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will be remembered for her years of public service to Tamil Nadu and as a supporter of closer ties between the United States ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visits Agartala for the first time

Agartala: December 2, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visited Agartala, Tripura for the first time on December 2-3 as part of his five-state travel to Northeast India. Apart from Tripura, he also visited Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, and Nagaland before returning to New Delhi on December 3. During his familiarization tour his discussions focused on the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma visits Nagaland for the first time

Kohima, December 1, 2016 On his maiden visit to Nagaland, the U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma arrived in Kohima on December 1, which is Nagaland’s 53rd Statehood Day. This visit was part of Ambassador Verma’s familiarization tour through India’s Northeast from November 29 to December 3. During this trip Ambassador Verma underscored several key aspects ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Verma on the M777 Howitzer Acquisition

Yesterday, India and the United States signed a landmark deal for 145 M777 howitzer artillery guns.  Indian industry will partner with the U.S. defense subsidiary of BAE Systems to locally assemble, integrate, and test the howitzers, supporting Prime Minister Modi’s Make-in-India campaign.  This deal marks a major step forward in the U.S.-India defense relationship and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visits Manipur for the first time

Imphal, November 30, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visited Imphal as part of a regional visit to engage with the people of northeast India. Ambassador Verma started his Manipur tour by visiting community based organization Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+), which undertakes various initiatives for the HIV positive community in the state in partnership ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visits Meghalaya for the first time

Shillong, November 29, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visited Shillong as part of a wide-ranging visit to India’s Northeast states. During his maiden visit to Meghalaya, Ambassador Verma drew attention to several key aspects of the strong U.S.-India partnership. Ambassador Verma met with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. They discussed Meghalaya’s culture, economy, trade, and investment ...
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Ambassador Richard Verma Visits Amritsar

Richard R. Verma, the United States Ambassador to India, was honored to pay a return visit to Amritsar, Punjab on November 23.  The Ambassador paid his respects at Sri Harmandir Sahib, commonly known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual center of the Sikh faith.  He took part in a traditional langar, serving food to worshipers ...
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Years of Living Dangerously Screening, Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma

American Center, New Delhi (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’m delighted to welcome you all to the American Center today for a screening of Years of Living Dangerously. This is a National Geographic series starring David Letterman, who was for many years a leading American comedian and late-night talk show host. The episode ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at the CUTS International State Competitiveness Symposium, Jaipur

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good afternoon everyone. It’s a pleasure to be back here in historic Jaipur and to inaugurate this symposium on Making North Indian States Competitive. Let me first thank the Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) for their leadership and vision in organizing this event. Mr. Pradeep Mehta, we are grateful for the outstanding cooperation we have ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at National Institute of Agricultural Marketing

(As Prepared for Delivery) Additional Secretary Dalwai, High Commissioner of Afghanistan to India Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Faculty at National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), International participants, and Ladies and Gentlemen. Good Afternoon. It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all at the inauguration of the international training program on “Emerging Trends in Fruits ...
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Ambassador Richard Verma Launches 3rd Triangular Training in Agriculture at Jaipur

Training Part of $4 Million Joint U.S.-India Agriculture Program Jaipur: The U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma inaugurated today the third U.S.-India triangular training on “Emerging Trends in Fruits and Vegetable Marketing” at the CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) in Jaipur. The training is part of a $4 million collaborative partnership between ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at Open Doors Press Conference

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good Afternoon. It is my pleasure to be here today to launch the 2016 Open Doors report in India. One of our Mission’s highest priorities is to promote increased educational ties between the United States and India. That includes promoting studies in the United States, facilitating partnerships between U.S. and Indian ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Introductory Remarks by Ambassador Verma

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good Afternoon.  I am very pleased to see so many of you here at the American Center for this Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 gathering.  We are deeply grateful to Special Secretary Y.S. Malik for having taken time out of his extremely hectic schedule to join us. Entrepreneurship is a major feature ...
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Beyond the Election — The Future of India-U.S. Relations

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma FICCI and Brookings Post Election Discussion Thank you to FICCI and Brookings India for organizing this important event on the U.S. election and the future of our partnership.  I’d like to especially thank Dhruva Jaishankar and Rajan Bharti Mittal.  The last time I spoke in this room was during ...
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Ambassador Verma at the United States Marine Corps 241st Anniversary Ball

Ladies and gentleman, on behalf of Embassy New Delhi, I’d like to welcome everyone to this year’s Marine Corps Ball.  It’s an immense honor to be here this evening to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the United States Marine Corps .  There’s a common saying that the life of a Marine is to defend the American way of life.  ...
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Ambassador’s Statement on the U.S. Presidential Election Results

The results are in. The polls are closed. American voters have voted, and the American people have spoken. With these votes, and with this voice, Americans have elected Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States.  We are here today, not to celebrate an individual winner, or to side with a particular ...
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“The United States and India Investing in the Generation of Tomorrow” Remarks by Ambassador Verma

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India (As prepared for delivery) A Historic Institution of Learning  Good afternoon everyone.  Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad, Dr. Tasneem Meenai, members of the faculty, thank you for your kind words.  It’s an immense honor to be here today at one of India’s leading universities with such a distinguished group of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma visits Raipur

Mumbai –  United States Ambassador to India, Richard R. Verma, visited Raipur on October 25, 2016 for his first official visit to Chhattisgarh. During his visit, Ambassador Verma met with the Honorable Chief Minister Raman Singh and senior state officials to discuss U.S.-India cooperation and developments in the state. In addition to his official meetings, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma “The Female Journalist in India” at Daniel Pearl Day

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to the American Center.  I am delighted you could all join us for our second annual Daniel Pearl Day event, hosted with our partners at the Embassy of Israel.  It’s always an honor to see my good friend, Ambassador Daniel Carmon, who has done a wonderful job ...
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Foreign Missions in India to Celebrate International Day of the Girl

To commemorate the International Day of the Girl on October 11, over 20 diplomatic missions in New Delhi have come together to organise a range of activities highlighting the importance of the rights of women and girls around the globe. Girls face discrimination and unique obstacles in many parts of the world simply because of ...
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Ambassador Verma’s Statement on India’s Decision to Join the Paris Agreement

In joining the Paris climate agreement today, India has taken a bold and decisive step in combatting climate change.  We commend Prime Minister Modi for his leadership and thank all those who have worked on the Agreement over many years. India’s ratification provides indispensable political momentum to securing entry into force of the Paris Agreement ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at “People, Book, Land”- Israel Exhibit

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (As prepared for delivery) Good evening ladies and gentlemen.  It’s an immense pleasure to be here at this beautiful venue for such a special event.  I’d like to thank Dr. Joshi and his team at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts for hosting us ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma “Advancing Cyber Norms and Internet Inclusion,” Global Connect Initiative Regional Stakeholders Workshop.

Shangri-La Eros Hotel, New Delhi | September 15, 2016 Good morning everyone.  It’s a pleasure to join you all for this important workshop on the Global Connect Initiative.  In the spirit of digital connectivity, I was initially thinking about appearing via hologram but I thought it best not to frighten our guests here today!  Let ...
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“Advancing Shared Values,” Remarks by Amb. Richard R. Verma at National Law University

Law School and Beyond Professor Singh, Mrs. Nath, faculty and student body of the National Law University, it is a great pleasure to be invited to give the Seventeenth Annual Bodh Raj Sawhny Memorial Oration today. I am especially pleased to be giving this address in your Moot Court Hall. It’s good to be back ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at U.S.-India Expert Workshop on Countering Terrorist Use of the Internet

(As Prepared for Delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction.  It’s a great pleasure to be here at this workshop with such an impressive group of law enforcement officials and experts.  I understand we have participants from a number of countries, including India, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  I’d like to especially ...
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Ambassador’s Message to the 2016 Cyber Range Summit

Thank you for this opportunity to address the 2016 Cyber Range Summit. The U.S. Mission greatly values the partnerships we have with the business community, and I commend the Indian Chamber of Commerce, The Chatterjee Group and Ixia for their leadership in organizing this event. It’s a privilege to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to ...
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Statement by Ambassador Verma: Condolences on the Passing of Spiritual Leader Pramukh Swami Maharaj

On behalf of the American people, I express heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.  Our hearts go out to his many disciples and devotees around the world at this difficult time. We salute the lifetime of commitment by His Holiness to interfaith harmony and tolerance which made him a close ...
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Keynote Speech by Ambassador Richard Verma: The Opening of India’s Legal Services Sector

India Habitat Center, New Delhi (As prepared for delivery) Good Afternoon.  It’s a pleasure to be here with you this afternoon.  I would like to thank Professor Jayanth Krishna from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law Center and Dr. C. Raj Kumar from O.P. Jindal Global University for the invitation to speak with you today. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at the India Energy Access Summit

Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi (As Prepared for Delivery) Good Morning ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests. Thanks to the CLEAN Network and the Climate Group for sponsoring this conference and inviting me back this year.  I don’t believe I am overstating it when I say that we are poised at a transformational moment in history. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at NITI Aayog Conference on Energy Data Management, Energy Modeling, and Geospatial Analysis

(As Prepared for Delivery) Introduction Good Morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you to our hosts, NITI Aayog, for putting together this conference and assembling such a notable group of leaders working to transform the future of India’s energy.  I’m truly honored to be here.  Thank you to NITI Aayog’s Vice Chairman Panagrahiya, and its CEO, ...
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Ambassador Verma at the Business Council of Intl Understanding (BCIU) Competitiveness Forum Roundtable

Commercial Diplomacy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (As prepared for delivery) Thank you Ron Summers for that kind introduction.  Ron has been a steadfast champion of the U.S.-India relationship for many years and it’s an honor to have him lead today’s discussion.  I would also like to recognize Peter Tichansky for his leadership at the Business Council ...
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Ambassador Verma Visits a Multi-Specialty Hospital in Dharavi Treating HIV and Tuberculosis

U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma Visits a Multi-Specialty Hospital in Dharavi Treating HIV and Tuberculosis Mumbai: U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma visited the Sai Hospital in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum yesterday to learn about the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s support to test and diagnose HIV in patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB), ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma to the Clean Energy Finance Taskforce

(As prepared for delivery) Let me start by thanking all of you for your willingness to participate in these workshop sessions and play a role in unlocking the potential of India’s renewable energy revolution. I don’t want to overstate this, but I believe we are at a transformational moment in history.  It seems like there ...
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“Launch of the Feed the Future India-Triangular Training Program”- Remarks by Ambassador Verma

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at National Agriculture Science Complex, New Delhi (As Prepared for Delivery) Secretary Pattanayak, fellow Ambassadors, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you all for joining me here today to celebrate the launch of the Feed the Future India, Triangular Training Program. This exciting new program marks not only a significant ...
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“Celebrating the 240th American Independence Day” Remarks by Ambassador Verma

Hyatt Hotel, New Delhi Distinguished guests and honored friends. On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is a sincere pleasure to welcome you all here to celebrate America’s independence and our country’s wonderful natural heritage. I’d like to extend a special welcome to Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who ...
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U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Remarks on U.S.-India Diplomatic Leadership

Indian Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi (As Delivered) Thank you for that introduction.  I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Dean Khatua for hosting me here at the Indian Foreign Service Institute (FSI).  I am humbled by the opportunity to engage the next generation of diplomatic leaders – you are not just the ...
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“Deepening People to People Ties: Tourism in U.S.-India Relations”

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (As Delivered) Thank you Mr. Advani for that kind introduction.  I really appreciate IACC for taking the initiative to organize this great event.  IACC has long recognized the importance of travel and tourism between the U.S. and India, not only as an economic engine, ...
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Launch of the Telangana IP Crime Unit, Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma, Hyderabad

Thank you Minister Rama Rao for that gracious introduction and hosting us today.  It’s a real pleasure to be back in Telangana, which has been a partner for the United States in so many areas, from defense to IP to clean energy.  In fact, just last week Boeing and Tata broke ground on a new facility ...
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The United States and India: A Partnership to Protect the Planet, Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma: The Future is Now: From COP21 to Reality

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a great pleasure to be back here in Hyderabad, a city rich with history that looks toward the future.   I’m here today to discuss how the United States and India are responding to what Secretary of State John Kerry has called the “defining challenge of our generation” – climate change.  Tackling ...
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“United States and India: Total Security Partners” – Remarks by Ambassador Verma at the Heritage Foundation

Thank you Assistant Secretary Biswal, Ambassador Singh, distinguished panelists and guests. It’s good to be back in Washington for Prime Minister Modi’s historic visit and to have this opportunity to reconnect with so many close friends. Selfishly for me, it’s a welcome reprieve from the Delhi heat – the temperature there today is 107 degrees! ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the Pacesetter Fund Awards Ceremony, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

India Habitat Center, New Delhi | Friday May 27, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening everyone.  I’m very pleased to be here with you all today to celebrate innovation in clean energy.  I want to thank the India Habitat Center for offering this beautiful venue.  Joseph Stein, the American architect who designed this building, was ...
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“Helping Transform Indian Cities” – Remarks by Richard Verma at The Smart Cities Investors Meet, Confederation of Indian Industries

(As prepared for delivery) Important Partnerships Delivering Results Thank you Mr. Ravi Parthasarathy.  It’s always a pleasure to be part of CII’s deliberations and I appreciate that we have such an esteemed gathering of experts and officials to address an important and timely topic.  It’s also wonderful to see Secretary Gauba, who I had the ...
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“Technology, Innovation and American Diplomacy in the 21st Century” – Remarks by Ambassador Verma at Lehigh University

(As prepared for delivery) Ladies and gentlemen, members of the faculty, distinguished students.  It’s a sincere pleasure to be back here at my alma mater, a place of many fond memories.  I’ve been back many times over the years – for alumni events, reunions, and as an Alumni Association Board Member and a Young Alumni ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s remarks at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, April 28, 2016

“Technology, Innovation and American Diplomacy in the 21st Century” Spencer C. Schantz Lecture Series Lehigh University, Pennsylvania Richard R. Verma, U.S. Ambassador to India  April 28, 2016  (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and gentlemen, members of the faculty, distinguished students.  It’s a sincere pleasure to be back here at my alma mater, a place of ...
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Urbanization, Investment, and Entrepreneurship: Leveraging U.S.-India Economic Ties

Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal’s Remarks to the University of Chicago Alumni Club of India (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction Aditi and thank you all for a very warm welcome, and of course a big thanks to the University of Chicago Alumni Club of India for hosting this event.  It is ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the India-U.S. Millennium Alliance Awards Ceremony

April 14, 2016 | FICCI Federation House, New Delhi Good Morning! Let me begin by thanking the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Dr. Singh and his team – for hosting this event and for FICCI’s excellent partnership with the U.S. Government on the Millennium Alliance. I’d also like to specially ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma at the Observer Research Foundation Event on Strengthening the U.S. – India Partnership

(As prepared for delivery) Thank you Sunjoy, for your gracious introduction and for hosting us today.  It is an honor to be here with Ashley Tellis for this event.   I want to thank the Observer Research Foundation for its continued commitment to the value of ideas and critical thought in world affairs, and you should ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma “Indo-U.S. Partnership – The Strategic & Commercial Dialogue”

(Begin text) Thank you Sunjoy, for your gracious introduction and for hosting us today.  It is an honor to be here with Ashley Tellis for this event.   I want to thank the Observer Research Foundation for its continued commitment to the value of ideas and critical thought in world affairs, and you should know that ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma on World AIDS Day Commemoration Event in American Center Library

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good afternoon and welcome.  It’s great to see you all here today. Each year on December first, we mark World AIDS Day to honor those who are living with HIV, those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and the caregivers, families, friends and communities who support them.  We also celebrate ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma on Megacity Security: Challenges and Opportunities

I would like to thank Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. and his team at the Atlantic Council, the India Foundation, and the distinguished speakers who have come from around the world to support this conference.  It is a pleasure to be here in Mumbai to speak on the subject of Megacity Security. Recent events in Paris, ...
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Megacity Security: Challenges and Opportunities Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma

I would like to thank Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. and his team at the Atlantic Council, the India Foundation, and the distinguished speakers who have come from around the world to support this conference.  It is a pleasure to be here in Mumbai to speak on the subject of Megacity Security. Recent events in Paris, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the Launch of the TB Detection Mobile Van Pilot Project at Medanta, The Medicity

(As prepared for delivery) Chief Minister Khattar, Minister Vij, Mr. Bachchan, Dr. Trehan, corporate leaders, our friends from the media, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for inviting me here today to participate in this launch, an effort that I hope will take us one step closer to a TB-free Haryana and a TB-free India. Tuberculosis ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma on Opportunities for Public-Private Partnership in Countering Online Radicalization and Recruitment”

Thank you for hosting me this morning.  I would like to commend the Vivekananda International Foundation and the University of Maryland National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism for organizing this workshop.  It is an honor for the Embassy to stand with Facebook in providing support for this initiative.  In addition, ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma on “Opportunities for Public-Private Partnership in Countering Online Radicalization and Recruitment”

(As prepared for delivery) “Public-Private Partnership in Countering Online Radicalization to Violence”   Thank you for hosting me this morning.  I would like to commend the Vivekananda International Foundation and the University of Maryland National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism for organizing this workshop.  It is an honor for the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at the USIBC Annual Legal Meet and Gala Dinner

(As Prepared for Delivery) Introduction Good evening and thank you very much for the invitation to speak with you today.  I am honored to share the dais with Secretary Malhotra, Dr. Bhasin, and other distinguished members of the legal profession. It is truly a pleasure to join you this evening to discuss the importance of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at the Event Commemorating Life and Work of Daniel Pearl at the University of Chicago Center, New Delhi

(As prepared for delivery) Many thanks to Bharath and the University of Chicago Center for hosting us today for this important event.  It’s a pleasure to be here with Ambassador Carmon and to collaborate with the Embassy of Israel as we honor the life and work of Daniel Pearl.  Thanks also to Ramesh Sharma, for ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma on Technology, Innovation, and Societal Change and the U.S. – India partnership

U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma spoke on ‘Technology, Innovation, and Societal Change’ in remarks at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) on November 4.  As India’s high tech hub, Bengaluru is home to some of the most innovative solutions addressing community, public health, and commercial needs.  In addition to his remarks at IIMB, Ambassador ...
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Joint Op-ed “India And The U.S. Partnering To Shape The 21st Century”

LINK:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arun-k-singh-/india-and-the-us-partnering_b_7814248.html This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the landmark U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative that transformed our bilateral relationship into a strategic partnership built on mutual trust and natural affinity. As two ambassadors named in recent months, we’ve seen firsthand the promise of the U.S.-India partnership. The historic visits of Prime Minister Modi to ...
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“The United States and India: A Relationship on the Move” Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at IIT-Madras

(As Prepared for Delivery) Introduction: India on the Rise Vannakam and good afternoon.  Thank you Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi for your invitation to join the students and faculty of IIT-Madras for a conversation on the U.S.-India relationship.  I am thrilled to visit one of India’s most distinguished universities and alma mater to two generations of students ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s Remarks at the American Chamber Of Commerce Annual General Meeting

Smart Partners: U.S. Business, Smart Cities, and the U.S. – India Relationship Thank you to AmCham for inviting me to speak at your annual meeting.  I truly wish we were meeting under more auspicious circumstances.  As we come together today, the search for survivors continues in Nepal and the process of grieving and rebuilding is ...
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“Strategic Plus: Taking U.S.-Indian Relations to a New Level”: Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Secretary Burns, thank you for the generous introduction.  It is an honor to have one of the principal architects of today’s U.S. – India relationship here with us, not to mention one of the great Foreign Service Officers in the history of the State Department.  I’d also like to recognize Dr. Ashley Tellis, a good ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at Asia Society Event, “A New Moment”

Thank you for that introduction, Bunty. And thank you to all of the Asia Society staff, members, and guests for welcoming me this evening.  Although I traveled to western India last month to accompany Secretary Kerry to Vibrant Gujarat, this is my first visit to Mumbai as Ambassador.  It’s a pleasure to spend part of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, U.S. Embassy Chargé D’affaires, Independence Day Celebration

(As prepared for delivery) Namaste.  Salaam Alekum. Welcome to Roosevelt House. Thank you all for joining us to celebrate America’s National Day. Our Independence Day.  The 238th birthday of the United States of America. The Third of July. OK, we’re a day early. But even that is an American tradition. We like getting a jumpstart on a long weekend of ...
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