The US Congress passed a series of resolutions for two years. whether it be a resolution congratulating India and Premier Vajpayee's Government or condemnation of Pakistan for Kargil, they have been passed with an overwhelming majority.
The reason, it is understood, is an Amritsar connection in the Capitol Hill. The man responsible for the good relations with the US Congress is a young diplomat who hails from the city of the Golden Temple. The Indian Embassy's First Secretary (Political), Taranjit Singh Sandhu, comes from the well known Samundri family. He is the grandson of famous freedom struggle martyr Sardar Teja Singh Samundri and son of Bishan Singh Samundri, the founder Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University.
Sandhu's finest hour in Washington came when during a meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, Congressmen Gilman and Gejdenson paid compliments to the very effective role of Taranjit Sandhu on Capitol Hill. Sandhu has been picked up for a new assignment to Colombo and will be leaving Washington shortly at the end of his tenure. His wife, Reena Sandhu, an IFS officer, was the embassy's Commercial Officer. At present (Aug. 2015) he is Deputy Chief of Mission at Indian Embassy in Washington D.C.Download Ebook to Read Continue