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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met Indian Ambassador to the UN Navtej Singh Sarna Jan. 30 at a lunch meeting during which the Indian American diplomat praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Indian Embassy photo) 

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said that the sky is the limit for U.S.-India ties.

Haley noted that President Donald Trump is fond of the growth of his country’s relationship with India, and praised India Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his aggressiveness in pursuing economic and administrative reforms, according to a Press Trust of India report.

The Indian American ambassador to the UN, prior to a Jan. 30 meeting hosted by Indian Ambassador to the UN Navtej Singh Sarna, noted that it makes sense for the two democracies to have strong ties because they have so much in common, the report said.

The lunch meeting was attended by some of the top Indian Americans from across the country, according to PTI.

“It is always a delight to see the sense of pride that Ambassador Haley has in her Indian roots, and the high value she attaches to the India-U.S. relationship even as she plays such a prominent role in the American political sphere,” Sarna told PTI.

Haley said when she entered the Trump administration, she desperately wanted to see U.S.-India relations become very strong, “which wasn’t the case during the last two presidencies,” PTI noted.

“It didn’t make sense to me because when you look at the values, they’re the same. When you look at the work ethic and what they believe from a corporate standpoint — it’s the same. When you look at the research and all the things that we do, these two democracies have so much in common,” she said in the report.

“We’re seeing a growing interest, and a growing relationship and seeing that happen. The president is very, very fond of what is happening with India, growing that relationship trying to make sure that we do more with India,” Haley said.

“I think that sky’s the limit now. We are going to continue to try and show the values of India to the United States and continue trying to show the values of the U.S. to India,” she said.

Additionally, Haley said Modi was aggressively pursuing reforms and changes in India.

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