Congressman Paul Ryan is a strong supporter of Indo-U.S. ties and had suggested that every member of the Congress should visit India as that nation shares many of America’s “core principles and interests”.
Mr. Ryan had voted in favour of the Indo-U.S. civilian nuclear deal and was quick to express his condolences for the victims of the gurdwara shooting last week.
Part of a Congressional delegation that visited India in 2006, he termed the trip as an “eye opener”. He had also termed India as a rising democratic power in the world.
“I think every member of Congress should go to India to see for themselves the kind of global challenges and opportunities that face us as India emerges. It was a real eye-opener,” Mr. Ryan had said after he returned from India in April 2006.