The speech Indians would love Modi to deliver to the US Congress

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Looking ahead to Narendra Modi’s historic speech to the joint session of the US Congress next week, the India Inc. team presents a draft speech of what many Indians would love the Indian Prime Minister to say about the current status of US-India relations.


Hon’ble Members of the US Congress and Sisters and Brothers of America
It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given me and my delegation. This visit, my fourth as the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy, to the country that is the world’s oldest democracy, comes at a time when our two nations are enjoying the warmest phase in their 70-year-old relationship.
Over the last decade and a half, and especially over the last two years, our two countries have come closer on a range of issues from economic relations to mutually beneficial strategic and military ties to finding much common ground on global trade and climate change. All this has been facilitated by...