Sky is the limit for India-US relationship: Nikki Haley

Washington, Feb 1: Sky is the limit for the US-India relationship and President Donald Trump is keen to see the two countries doing more together, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said. 

Haley's remarks came during her luncheon meeting with the Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Singh Sarna, at his residence on Tuesday.

Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being aggressive in pursuing economic and administrative reforms, Haley told a select gathering of Indian-Americans that the Trump administration has also undertaken a similar operation. 

"It makes sense for the two democracies, having so much in common values to work together," the Indian-American diplomat said.

Haley, 46, is the first ever Cabinet-ranking Indian- American in any US presidential administration. 

Haley said when she entered the Trump administration, she desperately wanted to see the US-India relations to be very strong "which wasn't the case during the last two presidencies". 

"It didn't make sense to me because when you look at the values, they're the same. When you look at the work ethics and what they believe from a corporate standpoint -- the same. When you look at the research and all the things that we do, these two democracies have so much in common," she said. 

"We're seeing a growing interest, and a growing relationship and seeing that happen. The president is very very fond of what is happening with India, growing that relationship trying to make sure that we do more with India," Haley said.

"I think that sky's the limit now. We are going to continue to try and show the values of India to the United States and continue trying to show the values of the US to India," she said.