The US Secretary discussed various aspects of the bilateral relationship to strengthen the India-US strategic partnership with the Prime Minister, ahead of his meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka.
“We told them that we are an energy reliant country, and candidly told them that rapid reduction of oil imports from Iran will impact our economy. We said that our economy should not be impacted by your policies,” a source said.
While New Delhi will urge Washington to keep in mind India’s “strategic relations” with Russia as it asks for a waiver from CAATSA, it will cite “economic challenges” when it comes to rapid reduction of oil imports from Iran.
After 1½ years of negotiations, the US has eased controls on high-technology dual-use exports to India, granting exemption under the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 list. What is the significance of this move?
The three wings of the armed forces of India and the US hold separate military exercises, but this will be the first time that the two countries will have a joint drill of their Army, Air Force and the Navy.
“Our relationship will mark a new milestone when the US and India conduct the first ever 2+2 dialogue. The time and location are being rescheduled now. It will happen soon," US embassy said in a statement
The H-1B visa, the most popular among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.