Garcetti recently said the “great minds” back in his homeland and India can find more paths to peace….reports Asian Lite News
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on Thursday travelled in the Delhi Metro and interacted with passengers on board.
He said he had a great time riding the Delhi metro for the first time and meeting fellow passengers.
“Wow! Delhi Metro, you make travelling so easy! I had a great time riding the Delhi metro for the first time and meeting fellow passengers. A shout out to the well-maintained, efficient, and green public transport system that is among the best in the world!” Garcetti wrote on ‘X’.
Garcetti recently said the “great minds” back in his homeland and India can find more paths to peace.
“I’m so proud to see the United States of America and India working together for a more peaceful world. But we have to innovate. The world is changing more in the next five or ten years than it’s changed in the last 100 years. But the great minds in India and the great minds in the United States can work to find more paths to peace,” he said.
The US envoy was attending the plenary session of ‘Swavlamban 2.0’, a two-day seminar of Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO).
Referring to the growing global challenges, Garcetti cited the presence of the US and India’s chief of staff at the Indo-Pacific army chiefs’ conference in the national capital, saying that both countries are cooperating with each other and strengthening bilateral ties for a “safer tomorrow”.
Garcetti had earlier said that the US and India are putting together a different vision of technology that connects us, protects us, detects for us some of the biggest challenges, and addresses them.
Speaking at the “TechSurge: India’s Deep Tech Transformation” conference, organised by Celesta Capital and US-India Business Council, Garcetti cited an example of how the US is funding a company in India through its USAID agency. The company, Garcetti said, is developing an application that can detect tuberculosis (TB).
“…as an Indian, you can cough into the phone and send a recording of that cough – and, with 85 per cent (and growing) accuracy, detect whether you have TB – from any of village, any town, anywhere in India,” he said.
“Something that will help us reach the goal of the Prime Minister here to get rid of TB by 2025. And something that’s in America’s interest, selfishly, as well, because 25 per cent of the world’s TB cases are here in India. And if we don’t work with India to eradicate tuberculosis here, we will never have an America without tuberculosis as well,” Ambassador Garcetti said. (ANI)