The three million strong Indian diaspora in the US has launched “Mission 2022” in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to make US-India partnership a defining partnership of the 21st century.
(CII president – Sumit Sumter)
Basic goal for the Diaspora launch is that there would be immense growth of both countries by the year 2022 which will give rise to great opportunities of financial as well as mutual growth in India and USA by making USD 500 billion economic engagement.
- Mission 2022 will have a series of dialogues with the diaspora over the next seven years as India turns 75.
- These dialogues would be held every six months.
The growing Indian-American diaspora is heavily invested in the American system and can not only rise to be the backbone of this critical partnership but can help fuel US & India’s mutual growth story.
MEANING OF INDIAN DIASPORA
It means people who migrated from territories that are within the borders of the India. It also refers to their descendants. The Diaspora is currently estimated to number over twenty million composed of “NRIs” (Indian citizens not residing in India) and “PIOs” (Persons of Indian Origin who have acquired the citizenship of some other country).