Washington: The powerful Senate India
Caucus, which is the largest country specific Caucus in the US
Senate, plans to hold a rare reception for the new Indian
Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao.
Such a reception by the Senators is rarely accorded to
any foreign Ambassador, a reflection of the importance
attached to India-US relations.
A joint invitation for the event, which is expected to be
attended by a large number of Senators and Indian-American
leaders at the Capitol Hill on November 29, is being sent by
Senators Mark Warner and John Cornyn.
The House Congressional Caucus on India and Indian
Americans will also host a reception for her at the Capitol
Hill on December 1.
The former Indian Foreign Secretary, Rao arrived in
Washington on September 6 and presented her credentials to US
President Barack Obama at the White House a few days later.