Role of Indian Americans in India’s development: A study
S Jyoshna Rao
Indian diaspora is the most versatile diaspora scattered across the globe over more than in 110 countries making their presence felt and India could not afford to lose its benefits of engaging with its diaspora. Basically known for their remarkable skills, hard work, good academic records and technical knowledge, Indian immigrants have created a niche in US holding now powerful key positions in White House. Recent interviews and data shows Indian Americans caucus did a remarkable job in mobilizing issues ranging from nuclear tests in 1998 to Kargil incursion of Pakistan generating favorable opinion in Congress and their contributions in political, economic field in India made them much favored by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi who wants to build India into a progressive nation by extending friendship with pravasi bharatis whose vision and efforts can transform India into a well advanced and developed nation. Here I would like to throw light how Indian Americans have contributed in various fields of development and India in its part is doing structural change in curbing corruption, red tappism like demonetization, linking aadhaar and creating a transparent environment. Indian diaspora played a great role in bringing a favorable change in bilateral ties of Indo-US. Indian Americans were the real motivators in changing US attitude towards Pakistan which supports terrorisms and always been a part of all terrorists attacks in India.