U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Angus King, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, have arrived in India. Their visit, October 7-11, includes stops in New Delhi and Mumbai and comes on the heels of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States last week.
In New Delhi, the senators will meet with senior Indian defense and foreign affairs officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Members of Parliament, as well as leading strategic commentators.
In Mumbai, highlighting robust U.S.-India economic ties, the senators will meet with leading Indian and American business leaders as well as pay their respects to victims of the 26/11 terrorist attack.
In July, Kaine chaired a hearing in his subcommittee on re-energizing the U.S.-India strategic partnership, focusing on the Obama Administration’s agenda for engaging the new government and deepening cooperation across the many pillars of the relationship, including defense, economic and people-to-people ties. Kaine also joined fellow U.S. Senators Mark Warner of Virginia, John Cornyn of Texas, and James Risch of Idaho to introduce a resolution on the importance of the U.S.-India strategic partnership.