Ruchira Kamboj, India's top diplomat at the United Nations headquarters, endorsed the widely held viewpoint that the Indian diaspora has established itself as a powerful voice in the global conversation.
Terming them "Ambassadors of India," Kamboj emphasized the importance of India's diaspora, noting how their collective narrative could share a powerful message about India's success and inspire others.
"The Indian diaspora is doing fabulously well. On the one hand, you represent your country, while on the other hand, you have integrated here [U.S.]. Perhaps you are the best example of being Indian yet being Global," she remarked during an interview with The NRI Nation on the sidelines of the Harvard India conference at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
Ambassador Kamboj was the keynote speaker at the 20th edition of the annual India Conference at Harvard focused on "Vision 2047:India at 100 years of Independence".
In her keynote address, Kamboj examined nine key aspects of India's future: its economy and business environment, infrastructure development, technological innovation, and sustainability. She also assessed India's progress in creating greater inclusivity while strengthening foreign relations.
India aims to become the second-largest economy in 2047, as Foreign Direct Investments are expected to rise to one trillion dollars this year. In addition, India's population is expected to surpass China to become the most populous nation by 2023. Furthermore, experts predict it will be home to a $1 trillion digital economy within two years.