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Kamala Harris-PM Modi meet ''coming of age'' moment for Indian diaspora, says US VP’s home state new

US Vice President Kamala Harris meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the White House on Thursday afternoon is a “coming of age” moment for the Indian diaspora, a prominent US newspaper in her home state has said on the eve of the historic meeting between the two leaders.

Harris, 56, is the first-ever Indian American to be elected as the vice president of the United States.

Harris is scheduled to meet Modi on Thursday, making history as the highest-ranking Indian-American to welcome the leader of a country that is becoming one of America’s most important allies, The Los Angeles Times newspaper said.

This would be her first meeting with Modi, 71, whose government has not only championed the cause of the diaspora but also never been shy of speaking about their interest globally. The prime minister himself actively engages with the diaspora in all his overseas trips.

“It (Modi-Harris meeting) does represent a ‘coming of age’ moment for the diaspora, which is now more than 4 million strong,” Milan Vaishnav, director of the South Asia Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told the California-based newspaper.

Read More at www.businesstoday.in/amp/latest/world/story/kamala-harris-pm-modi-meet-coming-of-age-moment-for-indian-diaspora-says-us-vps-home-state-newspaper-307454-2021-09-23

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