New Delhi, Aug 16(UNI) The United States on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying the veteran leader will be remembered for his immense contribution to bolster US-India relations.
“The US grieves with India on the loss of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He will be remembered for his immense contribution to bolstering US-India relations,” tweeted Ken Juster, US Envoy to India.
He said, Late Vajpayee will be particularly remembered for recognizing the US as “natural ally” of India.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the people of India”, he said.
During the prime ministership of Vajpayee, the Indo-US relations went through ups and downs especially after India conducted multiple nuclear tests at Pokhran in Rajasthan in 1998.