Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Sudhanshu Trivedi has called for stronger ties between India and the United States (U.S) under prime minister-designate Narendra Modi.
He described the 1998- 2004 period which was run by a BJP Government led by Atal Behari Vajpayee as the golden era for Indo-US relations.
"There had also been "many apprehensions" about the BJP before it last took power in 1998. But the 1998-2004 BJP Government of prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee "was the golden era of Indo-US relations, so we have proved that we are capable of maintaining relations to new height," Trivedi told a conference in Washington by phone.
Citing former US president Bill Clinton's past remark that the world's two largest democracies should help shape the global order, Trivedi said: "I think the actual time of realizing this dream has now come."