Friday, September 17

Joe Biden Says: India America Taking Over the US

Indian-American scientist, Dr. Swati Mohan, was the guidance and controls operations lead on the mission which successfully landed the newest rover, Perseverance
Indian-American scientist, Dr. Swati Mohan, was the guidance and controls operations lead on the mission which successfully landed the newest rover, Perseverance

India- America taking over the US said the 46th US president Joe Biden on Thursday.

He added that a higher number of Indians are being selected in the administrative department of America.

In Less than 50 days after his presidency, Biden has assigned at least 55 Indian-Americans to key speech positions in his administration, from his speechwriter to NASA, in nearly every wing of the government.

The India-Americans are “taking over the country”, Biden said while speaking to Dr. Swati Mohan in a video conference call.

Dr. Mohan thanked Biden for interacting with them, but the President said he was honored to interact with the team.

This is an honor that Indian -Americans are taking over the country. You (Mohan), my Vice President (Kamala Harris), my speechwriter (Vinay Reddy) I tell you what. But thank you. You guys are incredible,” Biden told Dr. Swati Mohan.

Key Feature of the Interactions-

  • This is an incredible honor. Indian — of descent — Americans are taking over the country. You (Mohan), my Vice President (Kamala Harris), my speechwriter (Vinay Reddy) I tell you what. But thank you. You guys are incredible,” Biden told Dr. Mohan.
  • Mohan, who skilfully landed the spacecraft, works at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
  • She is one of the many Indian women scientists, engineers, and missile developers, who are leaving a trail for future generations.
  • During the interaction, the President also spoke with Michael Watkins, Jet Propulsion Laboratory director, and lauded the NASA team for doing an “incredible job.”
  • Over about 10 minutes, Biden poured and cast the landing as an important bright spot that has come at a rough time for the nation.
  • We can land a rover on Mars, we can beat a pandemic and with science, hope, and vision, there’s not a damn thing we can’t do as a country,” Biden added.
  • “In addition to those fantastical scenes of space, what captured my attention was this close-knit team which was working together, manipulating this technological marvel with the sole purpose of exploring space and understanding new things and seeking a new life,” Ms. Mohan told Mr. Biden during a virtual interaction.

Indian-American Women appointed by Biden-

  • Uzra Zeya – Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, State Department.
  • Mala Adiga – Policy Director to Dr. Jill Biden.
  • Aisha Shah – Partnership Manager, White House Office of Digital Strategy.
  • Sameera Fazili – Deputy Director, US National Economic Council (NEC).
  • Sumona Guha – Senior Director for South Asia at the National Security Council, White House.
  • Sabrina Singh – Deputy Press Secretary, Vice President White House.
  • Sonia Aggarwal – Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Innovation; Office of Domestic Climate Policy, White House.
  • Neha Gupta – Associate Counsel, Office of White House Counsel.
  • Shanthi Kalathil – Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights, National Security Council, White House.
  • Garima Verma – Digital Director of the Office of the First Lady
  • Reema Shah – Deputy Associate Counsel, Office of White House Counsel.
  • Tanya Das – Appointed as Chief of Staff, Office of Science, Department of Energy.
  • Shuchi Talati – Chief of Staff, Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy.
  • Mini Timmaraju – senior adviser to the director, Office of Personnel Management.
  • Sohini Chatterjee – Senior Policy Advisor US Mission to the United Nations.
  • Aditi Gorur – Policy Advisor, US Mission to the United Nations
  • Bhavya Lal – Acting Chief of Staff, NASA.
  • Aruna Kalyanam – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax and Budget, Department of the Treasury.
  • Dimple Chaudhary – Deputy General Counsel for Nationwide Resource Protection Programs, Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Sharmistha Das – Deputy General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.
  • Ruchi Jain – Deputy Solicitor for General Law, Department of Interior.
  • Meera Joshi – Acting Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Administration, Department of Transportation.

President Biden congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of the six-wheeled rover on Mars.

President Biden congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of the six-wheeled rover on Mars and for giving the country a “dose of confidence” at a moment when the nation’s reputation as a scientific leader was compromised by the coronavirus epidemic.

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