Ami Bera,the only Indian American lawmaker in the US Congress,on Monday played it safe on the question of the US government giving visa to CM Narendra Modi. During a talk at the Aspen Institute India,Bera,to a question if the US was prepared to give Modi a visa,took recourse to a safe answer. The member of the House of Representatives said it is a State Department issue and if Modi is desirous of a visa he can apply and the State Department would look into it in the normal process. Born to parents who migrated to the US from Gujarat in 1958-59,Bera is a Democrat from California. He also said that US-India partnership looks very bright and the nearly three million strong Indian American community had a role to play in its growth. Bera,a physician by profession,said the impending drawdown in Afghanistan was an opportunity for India-US partnership,and Indias role was critical in helping Afghanistan in its best shot at success.
Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 27, 2013 3:35 am