Washington: With a high number of people from the community a part of his administration, US President said that Indian-Americans are taking over the country.
US President Joe Biden made the remarks while congratulating NASA engineer Swati Mohan and others on the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) team. The NASA engineer from the Indian-American community had guided the Mars rover Perseverance to a soft landing on the Red Planet.
"It's amazing. Indian of descent Americans are taking over this country. You, my Vice President, my speechwriter Vinay. But I tell you what, thanks. You guys are incredible," Joe Biden said.
"One of the reasons why we're such an incredible country is we're such a diverse country. We bring the best out of every single solitary culture in the world here in the US of America. And we give people an opportunity," he added.
The guidance, navigation, and control operations of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, of which Perseverance was a part, was led by Indian-American scientist Swati Mohan.
"Being able to work with this incredibly diverse talented team that has become like a family, spending years creating our own technological marvel has been a privilege," Swati Mohan said.