Vastavam web: Pranab Mukherjee believed deeply in the importance of India and the US tackling global challenges together, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said, condoling the death of the former president. Several other prominent US leaders and organisations also condoled Mukherjee’s death, saying he will go down in history among India’s most distinguished statesmen and scholars.
“President Shri Pranab Mukherjee was a devout public servant who believed deeply in the importance of our two nations tackling global challenges together. Jill and I are saddened to hear of his passing – our prayers go out to his loved ones and the Indian people,” Biden said on Monday. According to Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, a strong US-India partnership will be one of Mukherjee’s many lasting legacies. “He’ll go down in history among India’s most distinguished statesmen and scholars, and his many visits to Washington, everything he did for the relationship, played an instrumental role in expanding this US-India relationship, both in defence and external affairs when he was the minister,” the top American diplomat said during the virtual India US Leadership Summit organised by the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) on Monday.