US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC)
US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), www.usinpac.com is the political voice of over 3 million Indian Americans. USINPAC is engaged in activities important to the Indian American community. It also acts as a watchdog for the community on political issues. Besides its Primary objective of working closely with key members in the Congress, USINPAC supports candidates who share common values and interests.
USINPAC Exclusive Leadership Committee Dinner $1,000:
- Attendance to the dinner on Dec. 7th with Transition team member
- Participate in Transition Team member calls
USINPAC Exclusive Leadership Committee Silver Membership $2,500:
- Attendance in transition team member dinner on Dec. 7th
- Participation in future President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team member activities.
- Receive two tickets to Inaugural Ball 2017.
USINPAC Exclusive Leadership Committee Gold Membership $5,000:
- Attendance to dinner on Dec. 7th and participation in future President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team member activities.
- Receiving two tickets to Inaugural Ball 2017.
- Joining us with the Transition Team member delegation to India.
For other membership details please get in touch with us.
- Contributions and gifts to USINPAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.
- Contributions from Foreign Nationals who are not US Citizens or US Permanent Residents may not be accepted.
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The President Elect will make appointments for a variety of positions throughout the federal government; some will require Senate confirmation, while others will not. Appointments that require Senate confirmation include the Cabinet, subcabinet, members of regulatory commissions, ambassadorships, judgeships, as well as members of numerous advisory boards. To apply please send us an email at- firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit- District Daybook or Great Again
US House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision of inviting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress was welcomed by the lawmakers. After a decade, Modi will be the fifth prime minister of India to visit Congress and is the first announced foreign leader to address a joint meeting under Ryan’s speakership. Modi is all set to arrive in the US on June 8th, 2016. The opportunity to address the House and the Senate are considered a great honor. The decision demonstrates the strength and strategic partnership ties between US and India. It presents an opportunity to energize efforts and bilateral ties to achieve joint economic, security and strategic goals that increase peace and prosperity.
Back in 2014, the then Speaker Boehner had invited Modi in September to address a joint meeting of the US Congress, however, that did not take place as the Congress was in recess ahead of the 2014 general elections for the Congress. Manmohan Singh was the last Indian Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the US congress way back in July, 2005. Other honorable prime ministers who addressed the Congress include Atal Bihari Vajpayee (September 14, 2000), P V Narasimha Rao (May 18, 1994) and Rajiv Gandhi (July 13, 1985). We can witness the dynamic growth and change in bilateral relationship between US-India since India’s independence in 1947 and it has grown tremendously.
As part of his itinerary, Modi may visit National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and new initiatives are likely to be announced. During his recent visit to Washington for the Nuclear Security Summit, a commercial agreement between Westinghouse Electric and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd to build six nuclear reactors in Gujarat was to be finalized and signed; this is expected to happen in his next visit in June.
On the 19th of April, 2016, United States President Barack Obama nominated Geeta Pasi, an Indian-American, as the country’s next envoy to Chad. Ms Pasi served as the United States Ambassador to Djibouti from 2011 to 2014, is a career member of the Foreign Service and Class of Minister-Counselor. At present, she serves as the Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State.
Since joining the Foreign Service in 1988, Geeta Pasi also served at a number of diplomatic positions in Cameroon, Ghana, India and Romania. Pasi received her BA from Duke University and an MA in French Studies from New York University. To add to her wealthy experience, Ms Pasi was also the Director of the Office of East African Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs from 2009 to 2011, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Dhaka from 2006 to 2009 and Deputy Principal Officer at the US Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany from 2003 to 2006. She also worked as an institutional financial market researcher in New York.
“I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have decided to serve our country. I look forward to working with them,” President Obama said in a statement issued by the White House on April 19. The appointment of Geeta Pasi is another milestone for the Indian-American community to celebrate with pride in their hearts, on the everlasting successes and contributions by these influential figures. USINAPAC congratulates Geeta Pasi on her massive achievement and appointment as US envoy to Chad.
The logistics support agreement which has been under negotiations for over 10 years was finally brought to a conclusion on Tuesday, where the two countries agreed “in principle” to a logistics exchange agreement to enable both militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. However, Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar and Ashton Carter made it clear that the agreement does not entail deployment of American troops on Indian soil and will be signed in a few weeks or months to come.
To take bilateral ties to a level never seen before, both sides agreed to set up a new Maritime Security Dialogue between officials from the respective defense and foreign affairs ministries. A “White Shipping” agreement is also proposed in the near future. This strategic partnership between India and the United States is defining the 21st century; we’ve already witnessed the remarkable changes in the relationship between the two nations. The countries also share a joint vision for peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region with the Joint Strategic Vision released by President Obama and Narendra Modi in January.
Here are some key points that were discussed during Carter’s visit:
India is the world’s biggest arms importer and wants access to US technology, so it can be a key part of the PM’s Make in India initiative to boost domestic manufacturing.
The US is also hoping to sell F-16 or F-18 fighter jets to India that involve a major co-production deal with more than 100 fighter planes to be manufactured in India in collaboration with an Indian partner company.
Carter told NDTV that the recent sale of F16s to Pakistan was based on the assumption that these jets will be used to fight terrorism and does acknowledge India’s objection to this decision.
The main negotiations revolved around the transfer of technology for GenX aircraft carriers to be manufactured in India, including jet engines and helmet mounted displays for fighter pilots.
The US is also keen to work with India to counter China’s dominance in the South China Sea; however there have been no discussions about a joint Indo-US fleet for this matter, but the two countries will work closely together.