Air Quality Data Information

U.S. Mission India NowCast Air Quality Index The U.S. Embassy and Consulates’ air quality monitors measure airborne fine particulate matter (commonly referred to as PM 2.5 because they are less than or equal to 2.5 microns in diameter) on the compounds of the Embassy and Consulates. Data from a single monitoring station cannot be applied ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Modi of India

President Biden met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India today in Tokyo to reaffirm their commitment to work together for a more prosperous, free, connected, and secure world. The leaders reviewed the progress made in the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership. They committed to deepen our Major Defense Partnership, encourage economic engagement that benefits ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden, Prime Minister Fumio, Prime Minister Modi, and Prime Minister Albanese at the Quad Leaders’ Summit

PRIME MINISTER KISHIDA:  (As interpreted.)  Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  President Biden, Prime Minister Modi, Prime Minister Albanese: I am delighted to welcome my friends to Tokyo. In particular, I thank Prime Minister Albanese.  Welcome to Tokyo.  I would like to offer him my sincere congratulations for assuming the post of prime minister, and thank ... Read More»

Statement on Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

We, the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam of the Indo-Pacific region, acknowledge the richness and the diversity of our vibrant regional economy. We share a commitment to a free, open, fair, inclusive, interconnected, resilient, secure, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region that has ... Read More»

In Asia, President Biden and a Dozen Indo-Pacific Partners Launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

IPEF will strengthen our ties in this critical region to define the coming decades for technological innovation and the global economy Framework will create a stronger, fairer, more resilient economy for families, workers, and businesses in the United States and in the Indo-Pacific region Today in Tokyo, Japan, President Biden launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework ... Read More»

The United States Leads Days of Action on Global Food Security at the United Nations

The United States is committed to ending hunger and malnutrition and building more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems around the world. In support of these ongoing efforts, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is traveling to New York City May 18-19 to convene meetings to mobilize action on global food security. In 2021, more ... Read More»

Under Secretary Zeya’s travel to India and Nepal

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya will travel May 17 – 22 to India and Nepal to deepen cooperation on human rights and democratic governance goals, and to advance humanitarian priorities. She will also discuss partnering with India and Nepal during this Year ... Read More»

United States Joins With Indian Diaspora Luminaries to Celebrate 75 Years of U.S.-India Relations

Chennai, April 26:  The U.S. Mission in India (comprising the Embassy in New Delhi and Consulates General in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad) has released a star-studded video message to celebrate 75 years of U.S.-India relations, with participation by some of the most iconic and accomplished Indian Americans and Indians in America, whose remarkable contributions ... Read More»

Road to Pittsburgh: New Delhi Accelerates Action in the Global Clean Energy Community

This April, Clean Energy leaders from nearly 30 countries and multiple international organizations convened in New Delhi, India under the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Senior Officials’ Meeting and Mission Innovation’s (MI) Annual Gathering. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Julie Cerqueira led the U.S. delegation to this global event. ... Read More»

Launch of Online Fee Payment Option for Adult Passport Renewals

The Department of State is pleased to announce that Mission India will launch a new option for adults to pay for their passport renewal fees.  Beginning April 24, 2022, adult passport applicants wishing to pay for their mail-in DS-82 renewal application online may visit  the Mission India website  to determine eligibility to use this option.  If eligible, applicants may ... Read More»

United States Joins With Indian Diaspora Luminaries to Celebrate 75 Years of U.S.-India Relations

New Delhi — The U.S. Mission in India (comprising the Embassy in New Delhi and Consulates General in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad) today released a star-studded video message to celebrate 75 years of U.S.-India relations, with participation by some of the most iconic and accomplished Indian Americans and Indians in America, whose remarkable contributions ... Read More»

United States Joins With Indian Diaspora Luminaries to Celebrate 75 Years of U.S.-India Relations

The U.S. Mission in India (comprising the Embassy in New Delhi and Consulates General in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad) today released a star-studded video message to celebrate 75 years of U.S.-India relations, with participation by some of the most iconic and accomplished Indian Americans and Indians in America, whose remarkable contributions reflect the journey ... Read More»

Participant Profiles

Ashok Amritraj Tennis Ambassador, Philanthropist and Filmmaker Ashok Amritraj is often regarded as one of the earliest faces and ambassadors of Indians’ presence in the world of sports, and certainly in America.  He played professional tennis in the 1970s and early 1980s, representing India at both domestic and international level. He entered the main draw ... Read More»

American Hip-Hop Group to Perform in India

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India will host American Hip Hop group The INV!S!BLES for live shows in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, and Chennai from April 19 to May 4, 2022. The group’s tour is organized in association with American Voices and Teamwork Arts. Tour events include performances and workshops by internationally acclaimed artists to inspire ... Read More»

Fourth Annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and India on the occasion of the Fourth Annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in 2022. Begin Text: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh and Minister ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken, Secretary of Defense Austin, Minister of External Affairs Dr. Jaishankar, & Minister of Defense Singh At a Joint Press Avail

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone. Foreign Minister Jaishankar, Defense Minister Singh, I am delighted to join my friend Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in welcoming you to Washington, and especially grateful for the chance to return the incredibly warm hospitality that you showed me when I visited New Delhi in July. This meeting today ... Read More»

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcomes Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh to the Pentagon

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LLOYD J. AUSTIN III: Well, Minister Singh, welcome to Washington, and it’s great to see you again. It’s a real pleasure to host you here at the Pentagon. We’re meeting at a critical moment in the U.S.-India defense partnership, and thanks to decades of hard work, we have built the foundation of ... Read More»

Opening Remarks at U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Secretary Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar and Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh Opening Remarks at the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  Minister Jaishankar, Minister Singh, I am honored to be able to host you here at the State Department ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Modi of India Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Prime Minister Modi, it’s always good to see you.  I’m looking forward to seeing you in Japan, about the 24th of May.  And I was honored to welcome you to the White House last September to discuss U.S.-India relations, to meet with our fellow Quad leaders. And I’m pleased to have this opportunity ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Modi of India

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to inaugurate the fourth U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Together, they committed to strengthening the U.S.-India relationship through cooperation on clean energy, technology and military cooperation, and expanded economic and people-to-people ties. They also committed to continue cooperation – bilaterally and multilaterally ... Read More»

U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial

On April 11, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will welcome Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar and Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh to Washington, D.C. for the fourth U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.  This year’s event will celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations and reaffirm the ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Chennai Judith Ravin Seeks Expanded U.S.-India Collaboration in Kerala

Kochi, April 4:  U.S. Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin visited Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi, March 29-April 4, 2022, to explore the strength and diversity of the U.S. government’s partnerships in the state of Kerala, and further awareness about educational, research, and exchange opportunities in the United States. CG Ravin used the opportunity to reaffirm our shared efforts to promote ... Read More»

2022 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar

Accepting applications for the 2022 Seminar until April 15th  Theme:  Women as Innovators and Entrepreneurs    Dates:   July 24 – August 6, 2022     Study Destinations:  Oahu & Hawaii Island    Apply here: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/professional-development/seminars-journalism-programs/changing-faces-womens-leadership-seminar The 2021-22 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar brought together ten women entrepreneurs for a 1-week virtual seminar, which took place July 25-31, 2021 AND will add another two to six ... Read More»

U.S. Donates 90,090 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Bhutan

Thimphu, Bhutan — Thanks to the American people’s generosity and in partnership with COVAX, 90,090 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been donated to Bhutan, in coordination with the Bhutan Foundation and UNICEF, to fight the pandemic. These safe and effective vaccines will protect lives in Bhutan and help prevent dangerous new variants from spreading.  ... Read More»

Announcing the Quad Fellowship; Deadline to Apply: June 1

Announcing the Quad Fellowship, elevating the brightest minds in STEM for collective good. The Quad Fellowship will support 100 exceptional American, Australian, Indian, and Japanese master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States.  Be one of the 25 Indians selected for this prestigious program!  Deadline to ... Read More»

Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar today to review regional priorities, including the worsening humanitarian situation in Ukraine and our shared efforts to promote a free, open, secure, and prosperous Indo-Pacific, in which the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all ... Read More»

U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment Launches in New Delhi

Today, the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and George Washington University launched the U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment (Alliance) in New Delhi, India.  The Alliance is a public-private partnership between the State Department, USAID, USISPF, and George Washington University aimed at advancing women’s ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information  Last updated:  3/29/2022  ***  Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. *** Effective December 6, 2021, all international air passengers boarding a flight to ... Read More»

USAID and Mastercard Partnership Fosters Digital Empowerment of Women

Lucknow: Today, on a joint visit to Lucknow, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to India and Minister Counselor for International Development, Veena Reddy, and Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Founder and President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Shamina Singh, visited small convenience stores, known as kirana shops, operated by women entrepreneurs to ... Read More»

American Center Chennai Welcomes Visitors on Appointment Basis from March 7

American Center Chennai has the largest collection of material on American Studies in South Asia  Chennai, March 4:  The American Center on the premises of the U.S. Consulate General, 220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, Chennai, which holds the largest collection of material on American Studies in South Asia, will reopen to the public from Monday, ... Read More»

Statement by the President on the United Nations General Assembly Vote Condemning Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine

Today, for the first time in 40 years, the United Nations Security Council convened an Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly under the Uniting for Peace mechanism in response to Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, and unconscionable war on Ukraine. This extraordinary move by the United Nations demonstrates the extent of global outrage at Russia’s horrific ... Read More»

Remarks of President Joe Biden – State of the Union Address

As Prepared for Delivery Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, our First Lady and Second Gentleman. Members of Congress and the Cabinet. Justices of the Supreme Court. My fellow Americans. Last year COVID-19 kept us apart. This year we are finally together again. Tonight, we meet as Democrats Republicans and Independents. But most importantly as Americans. With a duty to ... Read More»

The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Ukraine

Our partnership with the people of Ukraine is steadfast and enduring, and we are focused on Ukraine’s urgent humanitarian needs as an important part of our response to Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack.  It is with the welfare of ordinary Ukrainians in mind that we are announcing the provision of nearly $54 million in ... Read More»

Social Media Terms and Conditions

1. Acceptance of Terms Welcome to the U.S. Mission to India! The U.S. Department of State provides this service to you, subject to the following Terms of Use (“TOU”), which may be updated by the Department of State from time to time without notice to you. You can review the current version of the TOU ... Read More»

Representatives from the United States, India, and Taiwan Collaborate on a Digital Health Workshop under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework

Representatives from the United States, India, and Taiwan jointly staged a hybrid workshop on advancing digital healthcare today, facilitated by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).  This was the first program for South Asia under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF).  It was co-hosted by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. to India Patricia Lacina, Taiwan’s ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

THE PRESIDENT:  Sorry to keep you waiting.  Good afternoon.  The Russian military has begun a brutal assault on the people of Ukraine without provocation, without justification, without necessity. This is a premeditated attack.  Vladimir Putin has been planning this for months, as I’ve been — as we’ve been saying all along.  He moved more than ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Joined by Allies and Partners, the United States Imposes Devastating Costs on Russia

 Russia to Face Massive Costs from its Isolation from the Global Financial and Trade System and Cutting-Edge Technology Today, the United States, along with Allies and partners, is imposing severe and immediate economic costs on Russia in response to Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine. Today’s actions include sweeping financial sanctions and stringent export controls ... Read More»

Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will ... Read More»

Mission India Consular Fact Sheet

The U.S. Embassy today issued the below fact sheet addressing visa and consular issues: Applying for a student or petition-based worker nonimmigrant visa?  You may not need an interview.  Recognizing the tremendous opportunities that U.S. work and study offer, and the important contributions of international visitors to U.S. communities, campuses, and the economy, the Department ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Judith Ravin Visits Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 

Chennai, Feb 17:  U.S. Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin conducted her first official visit to the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, February 15-17, 2022.  Ms. Ravin met with Lieutenant Governor Admiral (Retd.) Devendra Kumar Joshi, other local officials, academics, scientists, and civil society leaders. CG Ravin also visited the Port Blair Port, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) Research Campus, Zoological Survey of India, and witnessed the light and sound show about India’s freedom fight at the Cellular Jail in Port Blair.    Consul General Judith Ravin said, “This trip is to ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States

Read the full strategy here “We envision an Indo-Pacific that is open, connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure—and we are ready to work together with each of you to achieve it.” President Joe Biden East Asia Summit October 27, 2021 The Biden-Harris Administration has made historic strides to restore American leadership in the Indo-Pacific and adapt its role for the 21st century. ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Melbourne. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Jaishankar reviewed the progress made over the past year in broadening and deepening the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership, which is critical to to promoting peace, ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Opening Remarks at the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER PAYNE:  Well, colleagues, I can’t begin to say what a great pleasure it is to welcome you and your teams to Melbourne and to Australia.  Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet here in Melbourne today, the Wurundjeri people, and pay my respects to their elders ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, (inaudible), very good to see you again.  As always, I’m glad that Quad meetings have brought us together but also given us the opportunity and the excuse to be able to compare notes directly on the many the challenges we’re dealing with together, the United States and India.  I’m just grateful for ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Partners with State Governments in Karnataka, Telangana, and West Bengal to Train Teachers

Approximately 100 English language teachers and teacher trainers participated in the February 9 launch of the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Core Certificate Program (TCCP) offered by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi in partnership with TESOL International, the leading organization in the field of English-language teaching.  The teachers are employed by the Karnataka, Telangana, and ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Partners with State Governments in Karnataka, Telangana, and West Bengal to Train Teachers

New Delhi, February 9, 2022 – Approximately 100 English language teachers and teacher trainers participated in the February 9 launch of the TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) offered by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi in partnership with TESOL International, the leading organization in the field of English-language teaching.  The teachers are employed by the Karnataka, ... Read More»

#DiasporaDiplomacy: Join Indian American Teen Inventor and STEM Promoter Gitanjali Rao to Celebrate the Int’l Day of Women and Girls in Science

Chennai, February 7: To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in coordination with U.S. Consulates General Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai will feature Gitanjali Rao, an Indian American teen inventor and scientist, on Friday, February 11, at 6:45 p.m. The virtual program, the sixth event of U.S. Mission in India’s #DiasporaDiplomacy series, includes a screening of the five-minute American Film Showcase documentary “Search on: Positive Current.” The film highlights one of Rao’s inventions—a mobile device that detects ... Read More»

Announcement of 2023-2024 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of the annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships.  Funded by the U.S. Department of State and India’s Ministry of External Affairs, such exchanges bring the people of India and the United States closer together through opportunities that enrich fellows’ academic, research, teaching, and professional ... Read More»

USAID Awards Six Research Grants to Strengthen U.S.-Bhutan Research Partnership

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded six research grants worth a total of $500,000 U.S. dollars (BTN 37 million in Bhutanese ngultrum approximately, and 37 million in Indian rupees) to foster partnerships in scientific cooperation between Bhutan and the United States on topics including public health, food security, ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke with Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla today. They discussed a broad range of issues including Russia’s concerning military build-up on Ukraine’s borders and regional issues. Deputy Secretary Sherman and Foreign Secretary Shringla agreed to remain closely coordinated on shared goals ... Read More»

Official Reports – Bhutan

More information about Bhutan is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed below: 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report – Bhutan “This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report sends a strong message to the world that global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and enduring discriminatory policies and practices, have a disproportionate effect on individuals ... Read More»

Fulbright Program Celebrates 75 Years of Impact

Alumni of the Fulbright Program with India were featured in a 75th Anniversary celebration on November 30 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  The eventmarkedmany of the Fulbright Program’s accomplishments of the past 75 years and previewed the brightfuture of the U.S. government’s flagship educational and cultural exchange.Since ... Read More»

DFC Announces Approval to Provide up to $500 Million of Debt Financing for First Solar’s Vertically-Integrated Thin Film Solar Manufacturing Facility

December 7, 2021 Loan represents the largest single debt financing transaction for DFC WASHINGTON – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) today announced it approved up to $500 million of debt financing for First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLSR), the largest American solar manufacturing company, subject to negotiations of definitive agreements. The DFC financing will support ... Read More»

Annual Bilateral Consular Dialogue

On December 13, 2021, U.S. and Indian delegations met in New Delhi for the annual bilateral Consular Dialogue. The Indian delegation, led by Shri Devesh Uttam, Joint Secretary (CPV) met with U.S. counterparts, led by Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter. The Dialogue affirmed the strength of our bilateral relationship and highlighted ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate Kolkata and NGO Shakti Vahini kick off 10th Anti-Trafficking in Persons 5-City Conclave Series in Guwahati

U.S. Consulate General Kolkata                                                          Press Release December 15, 2021 *U.S. Consulate Kolkata and NGO Shakti Vahini kick off 10th Anti-Trafficking in Persons 5-City Conclave Series in Guwahati ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Remarks on a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken delivered an address on the United States’ commitment to the security and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 14.  The United States is a proud Indo-Pacific nation, and the speech outlined a shared vision for the Indo-Pacific and how we will work with our allies and partners to make this vision a reality. The Indo-Pacific region will shape the trajectory of the world ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Heavy Rains in Southeast and East India, December 2, 2021

Weather Alert – Heavy Rains in Southeast and East India, December 2, 2021 Location: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal, India Event: The Indian Meteorological Department forecasts that a low-pressure area over south Andaman Sea has the possibility to become cyclone Jawad and will bring heavy to very heavy rainfall and strong winds to the coasts of ... Read More»

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ASSISTANT COOK AT THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION’S RESIDENCE

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates POSITION: Assistant Cook, Deputy Chief of Mission’s Residence OPENING DATE: 12-02-2021 CLOSING DATE: 12-22-2021 WORK HOURS: Full-time; 54 hours/week SALARY: Starting salary will be determined on the basis of qualifications and experience, and/or salary history. NOTE: *The hired employee will be paid by and work under contract with the Principal Employer.  ... Read More»

USAID and Johns Hopkins University Celebrate the Success of India’s First Transgender Clinic

Premiers the film, ‘Mitr Clinic – Pride and Beyond’ at the American Center, New Delhi On November 30, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, organized the premier of the documentary ‘Mitr Clinic – Pride and ... Read More»

Remarks by Consul General David J. Ranz at AmCham’s Webinar on “Neurodiversity – Demystifying Myths & Building an Inclusive Culture at the

Good evening and thank you for joining us.  I would like to thank the AmCham leadership team for your important work promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility.  I am grateful for the opportunity to address what I believe is an important – yet overlooked – part of the diversity and inclusion conversation today: the rights ... Read More»

Joint Statement from the United States-India Trade Policy Forum

 India and the United States held the twelfth Ministerial-level meeting of the India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) in New Delhi on November 23, 2021.  Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal and U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai co-chaired the TPF meeting. The Ministers convened the TPF with a view to advancing ... Read More»

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Participation at the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum Meeting

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today joined Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal to re-launch the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) in New Delhi.  This was the 12th TPF Ministerial, and the the first since 2017. Ambassador Tai and Minister Goyal shared views on a range of bilateral trade concerns, and agreed to ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Katherine Tai During the Welcome Reception in New Delhi

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today attended a welcome reception in New Delhi hosted by India’s Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal. Ambassador Tai’s opening remarks as prepared for delivery are below: Minister Goyal, thank you for the kind introduction. I want to begin ... Read More»

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Goyal

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Deputy United States Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi yesterday met with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Commerce Secretary B.V.R Subrahmanyam. Ambassadors Tai and Bianchi expressed their appreciation to the Government of India, and to Minister Goyal personally, for the warm welcome they have received in ... Read More»

International Education Week: U.S. Consulate General Chennai Promotes South India for U.S. Study Abroad Students

Chennai, November 19:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai in association with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), and the U.S.-based Forum on Education Abroad (FEA) organized a workshop for educational institutions and non-governmental organizations in South India to promote the region as a foreign study destination for U.S. students. The week-long virtual workshop “Destination South India” at IIT Madras held during the International Education Week (IEW) helped create awareness about ... Read More»

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BEARER AT THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION’S RESIDENCE

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER – 2021-066 OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates POSITION: Bearer #3, Deputy Chief of Mission’s Residence* OPENING DATE: November 10, 2021 CLOSING DATE: December 03, 2021 WORK HOURS: Full-time; 54 hours/week SALARY: Starting salary will be determined on the basis of qualifications and experience, and/or salary history. NOTE: *The hired employee will be ... Read More»

The United States Remains a Top Choice for Indian Students Pursuing Higher Education Abroad

The United States remains a top destination for international students, welcoming over 914,000 international students from over 200 places of origin, according to the 2021 Open Doors Report.  Indian students comprised nearly 20 percent of this number, with 167,582 students in the 2020-2021 academic year.  In fact, the United States remained open and welcoming to international students throughout the global ... Read More»

U.S. University Virtual Fair hosted by the U.S. Consulate Mumbai and EducationUSA

U.S. University Virtual Fair hosted by the U.S. Consulate Mumbai and EducationUSA Thursday, November 18, 2021 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. IST Free and open to all. Prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students, parents, educators, and study abroad facilitators are welcome to join but need to register. Registration link: https://educationusa.events/alumnifair From the comfort of your home: ... Read More»

Humanitarian Exception Request

Humanitarian exceptions to the vaccine requirement are processed by the U.S. Centers​ for Disease Control and Prevention.  You can submit your request to the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi by emailing IndiaCDCTravel@state.gov, and we will send it on to CDC for review.  Please cut and paste the below chart into your email and answer all the questions thoroughly. Incomplete responses will ... Read More»

White House Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Releases Additional Detail for Implementing a Safer, More Stringent International Air Travel System 

White House Fact Sheet Biden Administration Releases Additional Detail for Implementing a Safer, More Stringent International Air Travel System  OCTOBER 25, 2021  As we continue to work to protect people from COVID-19, today, the Biden Administration is  releasing additional detail around implementation of the new international air travel policy  requiring foreign national travelers to the ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the margins of the G20 Summit in Rome to discuss efforts to deepen the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership.  Secretary Blinken and Minister Jaishankar discussed a range of issues, including efforts ... Read More»

USAID Launches a New Initiative to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition and Improve Energy Access in South Asia

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new, five-year, $49 million initiative, the South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP), which will facilitate collaboration amongst Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to improve access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. While visiting New Delhi this week to ... Read More»

2021 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Promotes an Open, Interconnected, Resilient, and Secure Indo-Pacific

The Governments of the United States and India co-hosted the fourth annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) virtually October 28-29, 2021.  This marked the first time this event has been co-hosted in South Asia.  The IPBF advances the United States’ vision for an open, interconnected, resilient, and secure Indo-Pacific region.  As the premier annual U.S. government-sponsored commercial diplomacy ... Read More»

Loss of U.S. Citizenship (i.e. Expatriation)

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DFC and Biological E. Limited Finalize Financing Arrangement to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Capabilities in India

HYDERABAD, India – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) COO David Marchick and Biological E. Limited Managing Director Mahima Datla today unveiled the expansion of Biological E.’s vaccine manufacturing facility in Hyderabad and finalized a U.S. government financing arrangement formalizing $50 million to expand the company’s capacity to produce COVID-19 vaccines. The continued partnership will help ... Read More»

U.S. and Indian Army Kick-Off Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Alaska

Oct., 15, 2021, paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, “Spartan Brigade,” and Indian Army troops from 7th Battalion, The Madras Regiment, “Shandaar Saath,” marked the beginning of exercise Yudh Abhyas 21 with a ceremony here. Approximately 350 Indian Army troops and 400 U.S. paratroopers will participate in the two-week ... Read More»

CNO Visits Western Naval Command Headquarters; Delivers Keynote Address to Indian Navy

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday visited India’s Western Naval Command Oct. 15 and delivered remarks to the Indian Navy. During his speech, live-streamed to the Indian Navy, Gilday said that our economies, values and cultures are more connected to the sea than ever before. “Providing a safe, secure and stable maritime system ... Read More»

CNO Delivers an Address to the Indian Western Naval Command

Thank you for that kind introduction. Vice Admiral Hampiholi  … Rear Admiral Raman … Consul General Ranz, Officers and Sailors of the Indian Navy … professors and students of the War College … … cadets of the Indian Naval Academy … Training officers in Kochi .. and those here in Mumbai… thank you inviting me to say a few ... Read More»

CNO Hosts Senior Indian Navy Officers aboard USS Carl Vinson during Malabar

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday hosted 12 senior Indian Navy officers aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) October 14 during Exercise Malabar. The visit to the aircraft carrier, which included Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Vice Adm. A.B. Singh, Commander in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, took place during the second phase ... Read More»

Australia, India, Japan, and U.S. Kick-off Phase II: MALABAR 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States began Phase II of Exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Bay of Bengal, Oct. 11. The U.S. Navy hosted this year’s annual maritime exercise which includes a variety of high-end tactical training, including specific interactions that are designed to enhance interoperability between the Royal Australian Navy ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Judith Ravin Visits USAID Project Sites in Madurai

Madurai, October 12: U.S. Consul General Chennai Judith Ravin visited Madurai today to interact with women micro-entrepreneurs supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Producer-Owned Women Enterprises (POWER) project, which creates employment opportunities and empowers women from marginalized communities.  CG Ravin visited the project site along with Tamil Nadu Minister for Finance and ... Read More»

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday to Visit India

Gilday is visiting India to reaffirm the growing level of naval cooperation between the two nations. “Make no mistake, India is one of our closest strategic partners, and our relationship is a stronghold of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” said Gilday. “This visit is a great opportunity for me to meet with my counterpart in ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today with Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar in New Delhi to further expand the U.S.-India comprehensive global strategic partnership. They discussed regional developments, including in Afghanistan, Myanmar, and the People’s Republic of China, and discussed implementing outcomes ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman had a substantive and in-depth meeting in Delhi with Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla. The Deputy Secretary and Foreign Secretary discussed the growing security, economic, and Indo-Pacific convergence between India and the United States, including around ending the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Trip to Switzerland, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman will travel to Geneva, Switzerland on September 29 to lead a U.S. interagency delegation to a September 30 U.S.-Russia bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue.  She will be joined by Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins.  The two delegations last met in Geneva on July ... Read More»

#DiasporaDiplomacy: Climate Change Conversation with Environmental Attorney Dr. Anjali Jaiswal

Chennai, Sept 30:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai in coordination with U.S. Embassy New Delhi, U.S. Consulate General offices in Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and the North India office will organize the fourth #DiasporaDiplomacy series on Tuesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. IST featuring Indian American Senior Attorney and Senior Director, India, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council ... Read More»

India and United States Reaffirm their Commitment to Joint Health Collaboration

September 28, 2021 Collaboration to strengthen pandemic preparedness while addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases and health inequity will benefit both countries and the world NEW DELHI — The fourth India-U.S. Health Dialogue (September 27-28, 2021) concluded in New Delhi today, with closing remarks by the Hon. Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).  Referring to the finalization of an overarching Memorandum of Understanding ... Read More»

Celebrating Decades of U.S.-India Public Health Collaboration

September 27, 2021 Today, as India and the U.S. began discussions for their fourth bilateral Health Dialogue, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report to commemorate more than a half-century of successful collaborations with the Government of India and the 20-year anniversary of in-country presence. The CDC India country office ... Read More»

U.S.-India Joint Leaders’ Statement: A Partnership for Global Good

President Joseph R. Biden welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House today for their first in-person Leaders’ engagement, renewing their close relationship and charting a new course to advance the partnership between the world’s largest democracies. The Leaders affirmed a clear vision that will guide the U.S.-India relationship   forward:  building a strategic partnership  ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: The United States and India – Global Leadership in Action

President Biden hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, forging closer ties between two leading Indo-Pacific powers, the United States and India. As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the United States and India are committed to values of freedom, pluralism, openness, and respect for human rights. Working Together on the World Stage The U.S. Agency ... Read More»

Joint Statement from Quad Leaders

We, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, convened today in person as “the Quad” for the first time. On this historic occasion we recommit to our partnership, and to a region that is a bedrock of our shared security and prosperity—a free and open Indo-Pacific, which is also inclusive and resilient. ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden, Prime Minister Morrison, Prime Minister Modi, and Prime Minister Suga at Quad Leaders Summit

2:09 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Well, let me begin by saying I’m honored to welcome Prime Minister Morrison, Prime Minister Modi, and Prime Minister Suga and — to the White House for the first in-person meeting of the Quad we’ve had. This group meeting of democratic partners who share a world view and have a ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: Quad Leaders’ Summit

On September 24, President Biden hosted Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan at the White House for the first-ever in-person Leaders’ Summit of the Quad. The leaders have put forth ambitious initiatives that deepen our ties and advance practical cooperation on 21st-century ... Read More»

Quad Principles on Technology Design, Development, Governance, and Use

The Quad countries (Australia, India, Japan, and the United States of America) affirm that the ways in which technology is designed, developed, governed, and used should be shaped by our shared democratic values and respect for universal human rights. Technology should make the lives of our citizens more secure, prosperous, and rewarding, addressing some of ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris and Prime Minister Modi of the Republic of India Before Bilateral Meeting

Vice President’s Ceremonial Office Eisenhower Executive Office Building 3:19 P.M. EDT VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS:  Mr. Prime Minister, it is my honor to welcome you to the White House and to Washington, D.C.  It is my understanding that this is your first trip outside of South Asia for at least the last 16 months.  On behalf ... Read More»

DFC and USAID Launches USD $55 Million Loan Financing Program As Part of COVID-19 Relief for Sustainable Agriculture Development in India    

September 23, 2021 New Delhi: The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that they are jointly sponsoring a $55 million (approximately 400 crores in Indian rupees) credit guarantee to address the economic impact of COVID-19 by supporting loans to farmer producer organizations, ag-tech companies, ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, my fellow delegates, to all those who dedicate themselves to this noble mission of this institution: It’s my honor to speak to you for the first time as President of the United States. We meet this year in a moment of — intermingled with great pain and extraordinary possibility.  ... Read More»

USAID Mission Director Veena Reddy Visits Hyderabad and Vizag

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to India, Veena Reddy, will begin a multi-day visit to Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam to underscore USAID’s commitment to advance inclusive and equitable development in the region.  Speaking on her visit, Mission Director Reddy said, “USAID’s partnership with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh spans many decades.  My visit ... Read More»

Acting U.S. Consul General Kathryn Flachsbart Flags Off “Turtle Float” on World Cleanup Day

Chennai, Sept 18:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai commemorated World Cleanup Day on September 18 by organizing a mobile “turtle float” in partnership with the Tree Foundation and United Way Chennai. In a live-streamed event, Acting U.S. Consul General in Chennai Kathryn Flachsbart and Indian Coast Guard officials flagged off the float at the Tree Foundation, a conservation organization ... Read More»

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Trip to India

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry traveled to New Delhi, India, from September 12–14, 2021, to launch the U.S.-India Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue and to engage with international counterparts on bilateral and multilateral efforts to raise climate ambition ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework ... Read More»

Information Session for Teenage U.S. Citizens in Eastern India

Information Session for Teenage U.S. Citizens in Eastern India September 29, 2021 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Zoom Virtual Meeting All attendees must register to attend no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2021. https://bit.ly/AmericanUSAppEdUSA Are you a teenage U.S. citizen thinking about attending university in the United States? Are you the parent of a ... Read More»

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Quad Leaders Summit

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will host the first-ever Quad Leaders Summit at the White House on September 24. President Biden is looking forward to welcoming to the White House Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan. The Biden-Harris Administration has made elevating ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Chennai Hosts Virtual Conference on Disaster Management and Cooperation Across the Indo-Pacific

Chennai, Sept 9:  The U.S. Consulate General Chennai, in association with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), hosted a two-day virtual conference titled “Nontraditional Security Challenges in South Asia: Improving Disaster Management Cooperation” on September 8-9, 2021. The conference was aimed to create a framework for cooperation on disaster management and improve capacity, coordination, ... Read More»

Joint Statement: U.S. and Indian Ministers Revitalize the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership

In the face of the climate related threat, the United States and India are committed to accelerating the development and deployment of clean energy solutions. Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri co-chaired the virtual launch of the revamped U.S.-India ... Read More»

Readout of U.S.-India 2+2 Intercessional Dialogue

Department of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Col. Martin Meiners provided the following readout: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs Dr. Ely Ratner co-chaired the fifth U.S. – India 2+2 Intercessional Dialogue, Sept. 1, alongside Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ervin Massinga, Joint Secretary Somnath Ghosh of the Indian ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate Chennai

The group “Hindu Munnani” has announced protests throughout Chennai at Hindu temples against the ban of Vinayaka Chaturthi celebrations due to Covid.  The group has called for protests today, September 2nd and Monday, September 6th.  The start and end times for the protests are unknown. Read More»

U.S. Consul General’s Coimbatore visit highlights business ties, education and institutional partnerships

Coimbatore, Sept 2: U.S. Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin celebrated America’s strong ties with Coimbatore, a tier-two industrial, education, and healthcare hub of Tamil Nadu, on September 1 and 2. During her visit, she met with several prominent individuals, industry organizations and educational institutions to explore cooperation between the United States and Coimbatore on issues ranging from ... Read More»

Remarks by Consul General Melinda Pavek at the Bengal Chamber’s Environment and Energy Conclave in Kolkata

14th Annual Energy and Environment Conclave orgainzed by Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Kolkata Inaugural Session Theme: Journey Towards Net Zero – At the Threshold of COP 26 (As Prepared for Delivery) Date: August 26, 2021 Namoshkar, Good evening, Distinguished panelists, ladies and gentlemen. It is my pleasure to join this event today, ... Read More»

Australia, India, Japan, and U.S. Kick-Off Exercise MALABAR 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, India, and the United States began phase 1 of cooperative maritime exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 26. MALABAR is an annual maritime exercise that enhances planning, training, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Indian Navy (IN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), ... Read More»

U.S. INDOPACOM Commander Visits India

Adm. John C. Aquilino, the commander for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, traveled to India this week to meet with senior government and defense officials to further strengthen our Major Defense Partnership with India. “Our network of allies and partners are our greatest strength and a center of gravity in the Indo-Pacific,” Aquilino said. “Our relationship with ... Read More»

Registration Open for EducationUSA U.S. University Fairs

The EducationUSA U.S. University Virtual Fairs will be held on Friday, August 27, for prospective graduate students and Friday, September 3, for prospective undergraduate students. These fairs provide a unique opportunity for Indian students to engage with U.S. university representatives and EducationUSA advisers to better understand the wide spectrum of educational opportunities available in the ... Read More»

Join EducationUSA U.S. University Virtual Fairs 2021 on August 27 & September 3, Interact with 100+ Accredited U.S. Universities

Chennai, August 24: Indian students and their parents will have the opportunity to interact with more than 100 accredited U.S. universities and college representatives about university programs and admission criteria at the upcoming EducationUSA U.S. University Virtual Fairs 2021. From the comfort of their homes, students and their parents will gain valuable information about campus life, financial ... Read More»

U.S. Mission in India Approves Record Number of Student Visas in 2021

The United States Mission in India is pleased to announce that its Embassy and Consulates approved more student visa applicants in 2021 than ever before, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Through these efforts, more than 55,000 students and exchange visitors are boarding planes to study in the United States, and more students are being approved ... Read More»

Madras Week: U.S. Consulate General Chennai Celebrates  Sister Cities Chennai and San Antonio

Chennai,  Aug 21:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai commemorated Madras Week by enhancing cultural understanding and appreciation between sister cities Chennai and San Antonio through a virtual tour of the two cities on Friday, August 20.   Storytrails storyteller Akila Raman led the historic Chennai landmarks tour for officials from San Antonio, the Rotary Clubs of San Antonio and Madras East, students, and history enthusiasts in Chennai. From the San Antonio side, Director of San Antonio World Heritage Office Colleen Swain shared San Antonio’s ... Read More»

USAID, DFC Join Hands with Kotak to Support Financing to Women  Entrepreneurs and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in India

USAID, DFC Join Hands with Kotak to Support Financing to Women Entrepreneurs and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in India through a US $50 million Loan Guaranty Program  Mumbai, 20th August, 2021: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced today that they are jointly sponsoring a ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Chennai Celebrates Madras Week and U.S.-Chennai Ties

Chennai, Aug 19:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai launched its Madras Week celebrations with a virtual tour titled America in Chennai—Sites, Streets, Structures, organized by the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) in collaboration with the University of Madras. U.S. Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin joined Indian Fulbright-Nehru alumnus Professor Suresh Sethuraman on the virtual tour. The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international ... Read More»

#DiasporaDiplomacy with Grammy-nominated Priya Darshini, Indian American Singer/Songwriter

Chennai, Aug 18:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai featured 2021 Grammy-nominated Indian American singer Priya Darshini and the House of Waters band virtual concert as part of U.S. Mission India’s #DiasporaDiplomacy series on Wednesday, August 18. The virtual concert, supported by U.S. Department of State’s Arts Envoys Program, was live-streamed on the U.S. Consulate General Chennai’s  Facebook page .  Priya ... Read More»

Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Celebrating the Republic of India’s Independence Day

On this day, August 15, 1947, India achieved its long journey toward independence, guided by Mahatma Gandhi’s message of truth and non-violence. Today, that foundational commitment to respecting the will of the people through democracy continues to inspire the world and is the basis of the special bond between our two nations. Over the decades, ... Read More»

Melinda Pavek Takes Over as U.S. Consul General in Kolkata

KOLKATA, August 13:  Ms. Melinda Pavek has assumed the post of Consul General of the United States of America for the Kolkata Consular District as of August 12, 2021, succeeding former Consul General Ms Patti Hoffman. As the Consul General in Kolkata, Ms. Pavek is responsible for advancing U.S.-India relations in the consular jurisdiction covering ... Read More»

U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations (the “Quad”) Senior Officials Meeting

Senior officials from the United States, Australia, India, and Japan met virtually as part of regular Quad consultations to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific region.  This meeting seeks to build on and implement the historic discussions held between President Biden, Prime Minister Morrison, Prime Minister Modi, and Prime Minister Suga during the inaugural Quad Leaders’ Summit on March 12, 2021. ... Read More»

India and United States Renew Agreement on Development Cooperation

The U.S.-India partnership is a significant contributor to regional and global stability and prosperity. Today the two countries reiterated their commitment, signing a five-year extension to the Statement of Guiding Principles on Triangular Cooperation for Global Development (SGP). The SGP between the United States and India leverages their combined capacities to address global development challenges ... Read More»

U.S. Special Operations Command Leadership Visits India

The Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, Gen. Richard D. Clarke, visited with Indian defense officials and U.S. Embassy New Delhi today. The meetings are part of a routine visit through multiple countries in Asia. Clarke began the trip honoring India’s fallen service members by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial. “We are ... Read More»

United States to Co-Host the Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2021

The United States Government, in partnership with the Government of India, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), is sponsoring the fourth annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF), which will take place this year as a fully online ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today, where they discussed efforts to deepen the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership. Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Modi discussed regional challenges and a growing range of cooperation on COVID-19 response efforts, climate change, shared values and democratic principles, and regional security, including through U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Quad consultations. Read More»

U.S. Provides $25 Million In Vaccination Support To India

The United States continues to take decisive action to protect both the American people and the world’s most vulnerable by providing safe and effective vaccines around the world. Today, during his first trip to India, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken and External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar at a Joint Press Availability

MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Honorable Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America, Honorable Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S. Jaishankar, distinguished members of both delegations, members of the media: a very good afternoon again to all of you and a very warm welcome on this special press interaction on the ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken and External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar Before Their Meeting

MODERATOR:  Minister Jaishankar. EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER JAISHANKAR:  It’s a real pleasure to welcome you back, this time on your first visit (inaudible) Secretary of State.  I am confident that the visit will be a very productive one and that the quality of our discussions will fully reflect the strength of our relationship. Our bilateral cooperation has ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to Mission India Staff

MR KESHAP:  Hello, welcome.  Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Roosevelt House, the residence of the United States ambassador.  What a fantastic day we have today.  Thank you all for coming, especially you little ones.  Hello, how are you?  (Laughter.)  I love your mask.  Is that Colorado? GUEST:  Mm-hmm. MR KESHAP:  It’s wonderful.  (Laughter.) Ladies and gentlemen, you ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary Blinken at a Civil Society Roundtable

MR KESHAP:  Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  Nice to see all of you.  Thank you for joining us this morning.  It is a very great pleasure for me to participate in this morning’s discussion on inclusive development with the United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and our distinguished guests from these civil society organizations. The theme selected ... Read More»

The United States and India: Deepening our Strategic Partnership

“The United States and India are working together on so many of the most important challenges of our time and ones that are having a profound impact on the lives of our citizens. The partnership between the United States and India is vital, it’s strong, and it’s increasingly productive.” – Secretary Antony J. Blinken, May 28, ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to India

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to New Delhi, India and Kuwait City, Kuwait July 26-29 to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to strengthening our partnerships and underscore cooperation on our shared priorities. In New Delhi on July 28, Secretary Blinken will meet with External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister ... Read More»

#DiasporaDiplomacy: Conversation with NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Swati Mohan

Chennai, July 21:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai will begin a #DiasporaDiplomacy series by organizing a virtual conversation with Indian American Aerospace Engineer Dr. Swati Mohan on Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.  Dr. Swati Mohan is the Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems Engineering Group Supervisor at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  She led the Guidance, Navigation, and ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Chennai’s virtual #AmericaWithKerala visit highlights people-to-people and institutional partnerships 

Chennai, July 13:  U.S. Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin celebrated America’s strong ties with the state of Kerala during a virtual visit to Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, July 13.  During Consul General Ravin’s visit, she met virtually with several prominent individuals and local organizations to explore cooperation between the United States and Kerala on issues ranging from climate change ... Read More»

Mentor Teachers Excel at English Language Instruction

On July 12, fifty professional development coordinators for Delhi government schools participated in a graduation ceremony to mark their successful completion of the TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) offered by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi in partnership with TESOL International, the leading organization in the field of English language teaching.  The graduates of the ... Read More»

The United States Donates 500,000 Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine to Bhutan

On July 12, 500,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gifted from the United States arrived at Paro International Airport in Bhutan.  The vaccine doses were donated by the U.S. government, and the American people, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic. “The United States is proud of our ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Kolkata Phone Number Change Effective July 10, 2021

Location: Kolkata, India Event:  U.S. Consulate General Kolkata’s phone number has changed to +91-33-6827-2400.  Please dial 033-6827-2400 if you are calling from within India.  This number is Kolkata’s designated line at the 24/7 U.S. Embassy New Delhi switchboard.  As of July 10, 2021, our old number, +91-33-3984-2400, is no longer active.  Also, the phone number for the ... Read More»

Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call With Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman

Earlier today, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen spoke with Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman. Secretary Yellen discussed that the United States and India have a shared interest in implementing a robust global minimum tax. The Secretary stressed the importance of partnership with India in the G20 and OECD to seize a once-in-a-generation ... Read More»

Appointment of Ambassador Atul Keshap as Chargé d’Affaires at Embassy New Delhi

Ambassador Atul Keshap, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, will be departing for New Delhi to serve as Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, following the retirement of Ambassador Daniel Smith. Ambassador Keshap will bring a wealth of experience to the role, having served previously at U.S. Embassy New Delhi and as Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read More»

U.S., India Elevate Combined Joint Maritime Training with Multi-Axis Integration

U.S. Navy and Indian armed forces again joined together to conduct integrated sea and air engagements off the coast of India, June 23-24. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) participated in joint multi-domain engagements with the Indian Navy and Air Force. These engagements are designed to build on the high-caliber integration achieved during ... Read More»

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Maharashtra Department of Agriculture Unveil Memorandum of Understanding on Agricultural Cooperation

Mumbai, India – The United States Government through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Foreign Agricultural Service and the Maharashtra Department of Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will ensure better food security for Maharashtra and give Maharashtra’s farmers access to cutting-edge data from anywhere in the state.    U.S. Consul General David J. ... Read More»

Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in East and Northeast India

Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in East and Northeast India June 29, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (IST) Kolkata, June 14, 2021: U.S. Consulate General Kolkata invites all U.S. citizens, as well as the parents of minor U.S. citizen children, in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and ... Read More»

Weather Alert: Heavy Rain and Possible Floods in Eastern India

Location: Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal, IndiaEvent: A low pressure area developing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightening in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal from June 10 through June 14. Along with the risk of flooding, raw sewage may spill out onto common areas resulting from backed ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses to be S

As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world. To do that, the Administration will pursue several additional measures beyond our robust funding for COVAX: Donating from the U.S. vaccine ... Read More»

Statement by Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders on Vice President Kamala Harris’s Calls with Foreign Leaders on the Global Allocatio

Vice President Kamala D. Harris spoke this morning to President Andres Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Keith Rowley, Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In four separate calls, the Vice President notified each of the leaders that the Biden-Harris Administration will ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Chennai Unfurls Rainbow Pride Flag to Commemorate Pride Month

Chennai, June 3: The U.S. Consulate General Chennai hoisted the rainbow Pride flag over the Consulate building to commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month on Wednesday, June 2. The Pride flag will remain displayed on the building through June 30. Noting the United States commitment to the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons and ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken welcomed Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar to the Department of State, where he reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to deepening the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership. Secretary Blinken and Minister Jaishankar discussed a broad range of issues, including COVID-19 relief, ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III Meeting With External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar, in Washington, D.C. today to discuss shared priorities in the U.S.-India strategic partnership and exchange views on a range of regional security challenges. Secretary Austin and Minister Jaishankar reaffirmed ... Read More»

Administrator Samantha Power Meets With Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:‎ Yesterday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar to discuss urgent shared priorities for development and humanitarian assistance during the current surge of COVID-19 across India. Administrator Power and Minister Jaishankar discussed areas for ... Read More»

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on NSA Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar of India to review the strong partnership between the world’s largest democracies.  They welcomed cooperation in recent weeks that resulted in deliveries of over $500 million in COVID-19 relief supplies from the U.S. federal and state governments, U.S. companies, and from ... Read More»

Health Alert:  Commercial Options Remain Available

Health Alert:  Commercial Options Remain Available (5/26/21) Location:  India     Actions to Take:  United and Air India continue to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available on Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, London and Doha.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines.  ... Read More»

Weather Alert: Cyclone Yaas Likely To Make Landfall

Location:  Bihar, Odisha, and West Bengal, India Event:  According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Cyclone Yaas is expected to make landfall between the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal by the morning of May 26.  Bihar, Odisha, and West Bengal will likely experience severe weather conditions.  U.S. citizens should expect extremely heavy rainfall, gale force winds, ... Read More»

Weather Alert: Emergency Preparedness for Monsoon Season

Location: India Event: As India enters the monsoon season, expect tropical cyclones to bring extremely heavy rainfall, gale force winds, and hazardous sea conditions. Low-lying areas might be flooded. Potential threats include damaged structures and falling objects; electricity, communication systems, and roadways may be disrupted. Actions to Take: Monitor local media and the Indian Meteorological ... Read More»

Biden-Harris Administration is Providing at least 80 million COVID-19 Vaccines for Global Use

Commits to Leading a Multilateral Effort toward Ending the Pandemic Today, the President reaffirmed his commitment to leading an international and coordinated vaccination effort, announcing that the U.S. will donate 80 million U.S. vaccines – the 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines previously announced and at least an additional 20 million doses of U.S. authorized ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, India

Location: Coastal Areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat, India Event:  Cyclone Tauktae is currently causing severe winds and heavy flooding in the coastal areas of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and surrounding localities.  Public services such as local transit and the international airport have ceased operations.  Meteorologists expect heavy rain and wind speeds up to 120 kmph to continue ... Read More»

Health Alert: Commercial Transportation Options Remain Available

Location:  India Actions to Take: United and AirIndia continue to operate dozens of direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available on AirFrance, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines. We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at  step.state.gov  in order to receive ... Read More»

India Health Alert

Location:  India  Actions to Take:  United and Air India continue to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available on Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines. ... Read More»

Health Alert—U.S. Consulate General Chennai operating status in light of lockdowns in South India

Location:  Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala    Event:  On May 8, 2021, the Government of Tamil Nadu announced a full  lockdown  from 4:00 a.m. on May 10, 2021, to 4:00 a.m. on May 24, 2021.  Shops and establishments are allowed to stay open Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Previously announced lockdowns in  Karnataka  and  Kerala  remain in effect.  During the Tamil Nadu , Karnataka , and Kerala  lockdowns, certain online delivery services ... Read More»

Health Alert: Commercial Transportation Options Remain Available

Location:  India Actions to Take:  United and Air India continue to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available on Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines. ... Read More»

Readout of HHS Secretary Becerra’s Bilateral Meeting with Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra met with Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan to discuss the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in India and reaffirm strong U.S. support to India in this time of crisis. Their meeting highlighted the strong relationship between the United States and India. The ... Read More»

United States Delivers Six Planes to India with Emergency Medical Supplies to Combat COVID-19 Surge

Through a massive mobilization effort, the U.S. Government is delivering on its commitment to stand with the people of India as they fight a devastating second wave of COVID-19. Over the past week, the U.S. government rapidly deployed six planeloads of life-saving supplies to New Delhi in six days and mobilized its partners in India ... Read More»

Health Alert—Authorized Departure of U.S. Government Non-Emergency Employees from U.S. Mission India

Location:  India Event: On May 5, 2021, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government non-emergency employees in Mission India.  U.S. Embassy New Delhi and Consulates General Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai will remain open and continue to provide emergency consular services. Actions to Take: U.S. citizens who wish to depart India ... Read More»

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Covid-19 Trips Waiver

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today released a statement announcing the Biden-Harris Administration’s support for waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures.  The Administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service of ... Read More»

Nexus is Now Accepting Applications for the 13th Cohort of the Nexus Pre-Incubation Program

Apply now to Nexus, India’s Premier Incubation Program! After running 12 successful cohorts of more than 135 startups who have raised over USD 16 million in external funding, Nexus is now accepting applications for the 13th Cohort of the Nexus pre-incubation program. Application deadline: 31st May, 2021 Apply now –  https://www.startupnexus.in/useraccess/usersignup.aspx Read more here –  ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar in London to discuss addressing the COVID-19 challenge and deepening the U.S.-India comprehensive global strategic partnership. Secretary Blinken and Minister Jaishankar reviewed recent efforts in the fight against COVID-19, including U.S. ... Read More»

Appointment of Ambassador Daniel Smith as Chargé d’Affaires at Embassy New Delhi

Ambassador Daniel Smith, the Director of the Foreign Service Institute who recently served as acting Secretary of State and Acting Deputy Secretary of State, will be departing for New Delhi to serve as Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim. Ambassador Smith carries the highest Foreign Service rank of Career Ambassador. Ambassador Smith’s appointment underscores the United States’ strong commitment to our partnership with the Government of India ... Read More»

Health Alert: Commercial Transportation Options Remain Available

Location: India Actions to Take:  We encourage U.S. citizens who wish to depart India to take advantage of currently available commercial flights.  Airlines continue to operate dozens of direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at  step.state.gov  in order to receive critical information ... Read More»

United States Airlifts More Emergency Supplies to Help India Address Deadly Surge of COVID-19 Cases

The United States continues to deliver on its promise to stand with the people of India amidst the COVID-19 surge. Two air shipments have arrived in India to date, with more on the way. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the departures of three additional COVID-19 relief supply aircraft carrying life-saving oxygen, oxygen ... Read More»

Health Alert – Commercial Transportation Options Remain Available

Location:  India Actions to Take:  We encourage U.S. citizens who wish to depart India to take advantage of currently available commercial flights.  Airlines continue to operate dozens of direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha. We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at  step.state.gov  in order to receive critical ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Immigration Status of U.S. citizens in Bhutan

Location: Bhutan Event: U.S. Embassy New Delhi is aware of pandemic-related difficulties that may be faced by U.S. citizens in Bhutan resulting from expired passports or the lack of U.S. birth registrations, and the impact that these factors may have on immigration status in Bhutan. The U.S. Embassy is engaged with the Royal Government of ... Read More»

A Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019

The national emergency caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States continues to pose a grave threat to our health and security.  As of April 29, 2021, the United States had experienced more than 32 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 570,000 COVID-19 deaths.  It is the policy of my ... Read More»

Health Alert: Authorized Departure of Family Members of U.S. Government Employees from U.S. Mission India

Location:  India Event: On April 28, 2021, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government employees in Mission India.  U.S. Embassy New Delhi and Consulates General Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai will remain open and continue to provide emergency consular services. Actions to Take: U.S. citizens who wish to depart India ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Delivers Emergency COVID-19 Assistance for India

Reflecting the United States’ solidarity with India as it battles a new wave of COVID-19 cases, the United States is delivering supplies worth more than $100 million in the coming days to provide urgent relief to our partners in India.  In addition, U.S. state governments, private companies, non-government organizations, and thousands of Americans from across ... Read More»

United States Airlifts Emergency Supplies to Help India Address Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic

As President Joe Biden pledged on April 26, 2021, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is rapidly mobilizing assistance to save lives, stop the spread of COVID-19, and meet the urgent health needs of the Indian people. Today, the United States deployed the first of several emergency COVID-19 relief shipments ... Read More»

Health Alert

Location:  India Actions to Take: Access to all types of medical care is becoming severely limited in India due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India should take advantage of available commercial transportation options now.   Direct flights between India and the United States are offered daily, with additional flight options available ... Read More»

Health Alert— Take Advantage of Commercial Transportation Options

Location:  India Actions to Take: U.S. citizens who wish to depart India should take advantage of commercial transportation options.  Fourteen direct flights between India and the United States are offered daily, with additional flight options available to U.S. citizens via transfers in Paris and Frankfurt. We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at  step.state.gov  in order to receive critical ... Read More»

Health Alert (U.S. Consulate General Chennai): Cancellation of Routine U.S. Citizen Services at the U.S. Consulate General Chennai until May 15, 2021

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai Event : Due to the sharp rise of new COVID-19 cases and deaths throughout India in the past month, all routine U.S. citizen services and visa services at the U.S. Consulate General Chennai are cancelled from April 26 through May 15.  The U.S. Consulate General Chennai remains open for emergency U.S. citizen  services .  Emergency U.S. ... Read More»

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, committing that the United States and India will work closely together in the fight against COVID-19. The President pledged America’s steadfast support for the people of India who have been impacted by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. In response, the United ... Read More»

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, committing that the United States and India will work closely together in the fight against COVID-19. The President pledged America’s steadfast support for the people of India who have been impacted by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. In response, the United ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the U.S.-India Business Council

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met virtually with leaders of American business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S.-India Business Council today to discuss how the United States and India can leverage the expertise and capabilities of the U.S. private sector to support urgent COVID-19 ... Read More»

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on NSA Jake Sullivan’s Call with NSA Ajit Doval of India

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, expressing deep sympathy for the people of India following the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Mr. Sullivan affirmed America’s solidarity with India, the two countries with the greatest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. Building on the seven-decade health ... Read More»

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on NSA Jake Sullivan’s Call with NSA Ajit Doval of India

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, expressing deep sympathy for the people of India following the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Mr. Sullivan affirmed America’s solidarity with India, the two countries with the greatest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. Building on the seven-decade health ... Read More»

Alert: Flights Departing India Are Available

Location:  India Event: Flights to U.S. cities remain open.  However, those originating from India to Canada, the UK, UAE, and South East Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong) have been suspended.  United Airlines temporarily cancelled their flights on April 23 from Delhi to Chicago, Newark, and San Francisco due to technical difficulties.  United is working to restore service ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S Jaishankar today to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and cooperation on regional security issues.  Secretary Blinken and Minister Jaishankar agreed to close and frequent coordination in support of a lasting peace and ... Read More»

Health Alert – Preparing for Rising COVID-19 Cases in India

Location:  India Actions to Take:  Review your personal health and safety preparedness within India and plan accordingly – especially considering the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths in India and the significant stress that is placing on the Indian healthcare system. Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 4 Travel Health Notice  advising against all ... Read More»

American Trainers Lead English Courses for Indian Educators in Support of New National Education Policy  

Minister Counselor for Public Affairs David Kennedy congratulated over 650 pre-service teachers on April 12 on their graduation from two 10-week online courses the U.S. government designed, which leveraged the latest thinking in foreign-language acquisition and critical-thinking development.  The U.S. Mission to India implemented these courses in partnership with nine prestigious women’s teacher-training colleges of ... Read More»

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Visit to India

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry traveled to India this week and met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They discussed U.S.-India cooperation on addressing the climate crisis and raising global ambition heading into President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate April 22-23, the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework ... Read More»

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Travels to India

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, and Dhaka April 1-9, 2021, for consultations on increasing climate ambition ahead of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate April 22-23 and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change later this year. For media inquiries, please contact  ClimateComms@state.gov . Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Chennai and Pravah Support Disability-Friendly Sports Ecosystem

Chennai, March 29:  On March 26-27, 2021 the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in collaboration with non-profit organization Pravah, sponsored a virtual workshop titled “Creating Disability-Friendly Sports Ecosystems.”  The workshop was led by New Delhi-based Pravah and Indian alumni of the U.S. Department of State’s professional exchange programs – International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) – ... Read More»

Remarks by Consul General David J. Ranz UN World Water Day | March 22, 2021

(As Delivered) Good evening. I would like to thank Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for hosting this event, and to acknowledge the participation of other senior officials here in India and joining us from the United States. I’m particularly excited about partners from City University of New York. My mother is a proud graduate of ... Read More»

Secretary of Defense Austin Joint Remarks with Indian Defense Minister Singh

STAFF: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  His excellency Lloyd James Austin, Secretary of Defense for the United States of America.  His excellency Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, Defense Minister of India. Delegation members from both countries. (Inaudible) and the media.  As you are aware, our two delegations have just concluded their talks on defense cooperation. ... Read More»

USAID and DFC Announce $41M Loan Guarantee Program to Finance Rooftop Solar

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) are jointly sponsoring a $41 million loan portfolio guarantee to help finance investments by Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in renewable energy solutions, including rooftop solar installations. These loans will enable SMEs to access reliable power and cut ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific Collaborates with World-Renowned Indian Percussionist Giridhar Udupa

Chennai, March 17:  On March 12, the Hawaii-based United States Air Force Band of the Pacific released a music video featuring its virtual musical collaboration with Giridhar Udupa, an acclaimed Indian percussion artist who plays the ghatam, one of India’s most ancient percussion instruments.  The collaboration was inspired by the band’s commitment to support Aero ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Chennai Honors Courageous Women Who Inspire a Better World

Chennai, March 12:  On March 11, the U.S. Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin hosted an event titled “Courageous Women Inspire a Better World.” At the event, the Consulate honored Tamil Nadu-based anti-caste activist and human rights defender Gowsalya Shankar. Ms. Shankar was U.S. Mission India’s nominee for the 2021 U.S. Secretary of State’s International ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden, PM Modi, PM Morrison, and PM Suga in the Virtual Quad Leaders Summit

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Hello, everyone.  I wish we were able to do this in person, but it’s wonderful to gather with friends even — even in this virtual format.  We’re reminded that we’re in the midst of a global crisis, but we’re going to overcome that as well. The Quad group is — was created in ... Read More»

Quad Leaders’ Joint Statement: “The Spirit of the Quad”

1. We have convened to reaffirm our commitment to quadrilateral cooperation between Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. We bring diverse perspectives and are united in a shared vision for the free and open Indo-Pacific. We strive for a region that is free, open, inclusive, healthy, anchored by democratic values, and unconstrained by coercion. We recall that our joint efforts toward this positive vision ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: Quad Summit

The Quad Vaccine Partnership While ensuring that vaccines have been made available to our people, “Quad” partners will launch a landmark partnership to further accelerate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, Quad leaders are taking shared action necessary to expand safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing in 2021, and will work together to strengthen ... Read More»

DFC Announces Support for Manufacturing of Vaccines During Quad Summit

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) today announced it will work with Indian manufacturer Biological E Ltd. to finance increased capacity to support Biological E’s effort to produce at least 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2022 with Stringent Regulatory Authorization (SRA) and/or World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing, including ... Read More»

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin to Visit India

The Defense Department announced today the first international trip by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, who will visit three nations in the Indo-Pacific region to discuss the strengthening of existing partnerships and alliances there. The secretary will depart on Saturday to visit the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii, followed by visits with ... Read More»

Virtual Expat Tax Seminar for U.S. Citizens in East and Northeast India

United States Consulate General, Kolkata March 10, 2021 Virtual Expat Tax Seminar for U.S. Citizens in East and Northeast India March 16, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WebEx Virtual Meeting All attendees must register to attend no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2021. https://amchamindia.webex.com/amchamindia/onstage/g.php?MTID=e70d9176a19258cdc4a06a2b7dab882f3 The American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM) will ... Read More»

Announcing the Opening of the 2022-2023 Fulbright Fellowship Application Season

United States-India Educational Foundation www.usief.org.in Announcing the Opening of the 2022-2023 Fulbright Fellowship Application Season Chennai, February 26, 2021: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships.  Funded by the U.S. Department of State and India’s Ministry of External Affairs, such exchanges have helped bring ... Read More»

U.S. Speaker Calls for Multi-Generational Effort to Confront Institutional Racism

Chennai, February 25:  On Thursday, the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai in coordination with the U.S. Consulates in Mumbai and Hyderabad, organized a virtual discussion on “U.S. Democracy and the Fault Lines of Racism: An Analysis of 2020 Events” with Sam Fulwood III, Senior Fellow and Interim Vice President for Race and Ethnicity at the ... Read More»

Honoring Anticorruption Champions

PRESS STATEMENT BY ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE Around the world, corruption threatens security and stability, hinders economic growth, undermines democracy and human rights, destroys trust in public institutions, facilitates transnational crime, and siphons away public and private resources.  The Biden Administration recognizes that we will only be successful in combating these issues by working ... Read More»

Virtual Expat Tax Seminar for U.S. Citizens in South India

United States Consulate General, Chennai February 23, 2021 Virtual Expat Tax Seminar for U.S. Citizens in South India Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WebEx Virtual Meeting      All attendees must register to attend no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021.  https://amchamindia.webex.com/amchamindia/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea88ac94e34dad9e6fdc996b4b82dd9e5    The American Chamber of Commerce in India ... Read More»

Announcing the Opening of the 2022-2023 Fulbright Fellowship Application Season

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)announces the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships.  Funded by the U.S. Department of State and India’s Ministry of External Affairs, such exchanges have helped bring the people of India and the United States closer together through opportunities that enrich fellows’ academic, research, teaching, and ... Read More»

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, committing that the United States and India will work closely together to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, renew their partnership on climate change, rebuild the global economy in a way that benefits the people of both countries, and stand ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar to reaffirm the strength of the U.S.-India partnership and to discuss issues of mutual concern, including the situation in Burma.  Secretary Blinken expressed concern over the military coup and the ... Read More»

U.S. and Indian Armies Participate in Exercise Yudh Abhyas

Soldiers from the U.S. and Indian Armies will participate in exercise Yudh Abhyas 20 from February 8-21, 2021, at Mahajan Field Firing Range (MFFR) in Rajasthan. This U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored exercise involves approximately 250 U.S. and 250 Indian army soldiers. This annual training exercise enhances combined interoperability capabilities through training and cultural exchange, which foster ... Read More»

U.S. Aero India Delegation Commits to Strengthened U.S.-India Partnership

Bengaluru, February 2:  The United States is committed to strengthening its partnership with India and deepening military-to-military relationships and cooperation.  The full spectrum of the high-level U.S. delegation to Aero India 2021 with over 100 delegates reaffirms our commitment to the U.S.-India defense and security partnership in the Indo-Pacific region. Speaking at a press conference in Bengaluru ... Read More»

United States and India: Major Defense Partners at Aero India 2021

Bengaluru, January 29:  United States participation in Aero India 2021 is another example of the deepening defense and strategic partnership between the United States and India.  Don Heflin, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, will lead a high-level delegation of U.S. Government officials and defense industry representatives to the event.  “I am pleased to head this year’s U.S. ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Consul General David J. Ranz at USIBC and U.S. Consulate General Mumbai’s Empowering Women in the Workforce

USIBC and U.S. Consulate General Mumbai’s Empowering Women in the Workforce Mumbai, India Remarks by U.S. Consul General David J. Ranz (As Delivered) January 28, 2021 David J. Ranz: Thank you so much, Nisha. Good evening to those of you who are joining us from India. Good morning in the United States. I would like ... Read More»

Security Alert: Potential Clashes between Police and Farmers in New Delhi

Location: New Delhi, India Event: Media outlets are reporting clashes between New Delhi Police and protesting farmers throughout areas of Delhi incuding the northern border of Delhi, areas along the Republic Day parade route, and downtown areas near the India Gate.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid these areas, stay at home, and exercise caution ... Read More»

U.S.-Funded English Trainers Lead Courses in Support of New National Education Policy

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, in partnership with nine key teacher training colleges of the University of Delhi, will offer two teacher training courses for 700 select pre-service teachers from Delhi and the National Capital Region from January 25 to April 12, 2021. Nineteen U.S. Department of ... Read More»

“Priya’s Mask” Launched in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam: India’s First Female Comic Book Superhero Tackles Covid-19

Chennai, January 23:  The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai launched Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam online versions of the popular youth comic book “Priya’s Mask” with support from South Indian social media influencers.  “Priya’s Mask” is the newest edition of a series featuring India’s first female comic book superhero.  A symbol of strength and a force ... Read More»

Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on the New Embassy Compound Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thank you for joining us this afternoon as the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi begins a new chapter in our relationship with India – the groundbreaking for our new Chancery building.  The project we celebrate today is more than a series of buildings and infrastructure.  It reflects America’s enduring commitment to the U.S.-India partnership and ... Read More»

United States Embassy Breaks Ground for New Chancery

In a demonstration of the deep ties of friendship that underpin the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster, India’s Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia broke ground today on a new Chancery building for the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Farewell Address by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster: Ambition and Achievement in the U.S.-India Partnership

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you very much Sunjoy for that kind introduction, and thanks as well to ORF for hosting this event. I come before you today to give my Farewell Address as the United States Ambassador to India.  For me, it is a time of deep gratitude and appreciation as well as one of ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Judith Ravin Inaugurates an Exclusive Network for Indian Women Social Entrepreneurs

Chennai, Dec 22:  U.S. Consul General Judith Ravin inaugurated the Indian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network (IWSEN) at a virtual event held on December 17, 2020.   With funding from the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, Amani Institute organized a six-month capacity-building program led by U.S. and Indian experts for 40 women social entrepreneurs from across India. As part ... Read More»

Banyan’s Vandana Gopikumar Receives State Department Global 80 “Faces Of Exchange” Award

Chennai, Dec 18:  The U.S. Embassy in India and the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai celebrated the 80th anniversary of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) flagship exchange by presenting the global 80 “Faces of Exchange (IVLP) Award” to Dr. Vandana Gopikumar, co-founder of Chennai-based non-governmental organization The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership ... Read More»

U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations (“The Quad”) Senior Officials Meeting

Senior officials from the United States, Australia, India, and Japan met virtually today as part of regular Quad consultations to advance a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.  Today’s meeting followed the productive discussions held in Tokyo during the second Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on October 6, 2020. The four democracies discussed practical ways to ... Read More»

Tamil Nadu Native Dinesh Elangovan Wins Distinguished U.S. Security Award

Chennai, Dec 14:  Tamil Nadu native Dinesh Elangovan has won the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award of the United States-based International Security Foundation’s (ISF) annual Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).  Dinesh, the Chennai Site Manager for U.S.-based firm Fidelity Investments, won the private sector appreciation award for his efficient work in his role of Secretary of ... Read More»

Media and Entertainment are Important Tools to Sensitize Public on Gender-based Violence

Chennai, Dec 9:  The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in association with the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), and digital news platform The News Minute hosted a virtual panel discussion titled “Reel and Real: The Influence of Media and Entertainment on Gender-Based Violence” on Wednesday.  The panel discussed the important role of media and entertainment ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Tropical Cyclone Development November 23, 2020

Weather Alert—U.S. Consulate General Chennai Tropical Cyclone Development November 23, 2020 Location:   Puducherry, Tamil Nadu Event:   A tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal is expected to strengthen into a tropical cyclone (Tropical Cyclone Nivar), making landfall in Tamil Nadu by November 25, 2020. According to local weather sources, such as the  Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre for Tropical Cyclones Over North Indian Ocean , heavy rains may begin as early as November 24, 2020.  The cyclone is expected to move north and west, along the ... Read More»

Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Consulate General Chennai Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom Virtual Meeting Register Here Judith Ravin, the U.S. Consul General in Chennai invites you to join her for a virtual Town Hall Saturday, December 12, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am via Zoom. Consul General Ravin will speak about the U.S.-India ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Cyclonic System Development December 1, 2020

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Chennai  Cyclonic System Development December 1, 2020  Location:  South Tamil Nadu coast Event:  A well-marked low-pressure area in the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of the South Andaman Sea and Equatorial Indian Ocean is expected to develop into a cyclonic storm approaching south Tamil Nadu and south ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the U.S.-India Counternarcotics Working Group

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of India. Begin Text: On November 24, the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of India met virtually for the inaugural meeting of the Counternarcotics Working Group (CNWG).  Mr. Sachin Jain, Deputy Director General, Narcotics Control ... Read More»

Alert for U.S. citizens in Hyderabad during Municipal Elections

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Election Awareness (December 01, 2020) Location:  Hyderabad Event:  The city of Hyderabad is holding municipal elections on December 01, 2020 with results expected on/about December 04, 2020.   Large gatherings, road closures, and unrest may occur spontaneously throughout the week, including ... Read More»

Water Matters “Museum in a Box” Launched in Chennai

Chennai, Nov 30:  The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai in cooperation with Care Earth Trust launched the bi-lingual digital Water Matters “Museum in a Box” in a virtual event on November 30.   The “Museum in a Box” serves as a starting point for teachers and educators looking to introduce children to the basic principles of hydrology with interactive tools that explain ... Read More»

The United States Provides Ventilators to Bhutan in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating 15 new, state-of-the-art ventilators to the Royal Government of Bhutan to assist the country in its fight against COVID-19. Announcing this assistance, the U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster stated, “The U.S. Government is pleased to donate 15 ventilators to the ... Read More»

Joint Press Statement on 10 years of Cooperation regarding the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

Joint Press Statement on 10 years of Cooperation regarding the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership and the Extension of the Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation between India and the United States of America for an Additional 10 Years Recognizing India’s important commitment in 2010 to establish the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) ... Read More»

The United States Remains a Top Choice for Indian Students Pursuing Higher Education Abroad: Open Doors Report 2019-2020

Almost 200,000 Indian students chose the United States as their destination to pursue higher education in the 2019-20 academic year, according to the Open Doors Report released today.  Indian students comprised nearly 20 percent of the over one million students from around the world and the United States has seen a steady increase in the ... Read More»

Presidential Message on Diwali

The First Lady and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Diwali this week. During this Festival of Lights, friends, neighbors, and loved ones join in fellowship to commemorate the spiritual triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.  As diyas are lit throughout homes, workplaces, communities, and places ... Read More»

Instructions on Filing an I-130 at U.S. Consulate Mumbai or U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Terminology: Petitioner = U.S. Citizen Alien Relative = Beneficiary/Visa Applicant NOTES: U.S. citizen petitioners must come in person to submit all forms and supporting documents in the order listed below. All Supporting Documents must be originals (bearing an original seal, stamp or signature of the office of record), plus one photocopy of each. English translations ... Read More»

Highlights of 2020 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper joined Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar for the third annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi, India.  The two nations welcomed the elevation of the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, which is ... Read More»

USAID Announces Launch of More Than $28 Million in Activities to Advance Regional Energy Markets in South Asia

Today at the U.S. government’s third Indo-Pacific Business Forum hosted virtually in Hanoi, Vietnam, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced three regional energy programs in South Asia, valued at more than $28 million, through the U.S. Government’s Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) initiative.  The initiative will improve access to ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi

The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, jointly with Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper, met today with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India.  Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Modi welcomed the warm and close relationship between our countries, which is rooted in ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the Third U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and India on the occasion of the third U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Begin text: India’s Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary ... Read More»

Sec Pompeo, Sec Esper, Min Singh, & Min Jaishankar Opening Statements at U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

DEFENSE MINISTER SINGH:  (Via interpreter)  Mr. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, Dr. Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense, my esteemed colleague Dr. S. Jaishankar, distinguished members of the two delegations, a very warm welcome to both of the secretaries and your delegations.  Thank you for traveling all the way to New Delhi when traveling is still ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar ahead of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi, India. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Jaishankar welcomed this third U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in just over two years as ... Read More»

Readout of the Bilateral Engagement With India Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper met today with Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh ahead of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi, India.  Secretary Esper and Minister Singh applauded the strength of the defense relationship between the United States and India, and reinforced their commitment to deepening military-to-military cooperation, including joint-service cooperation; ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Travels to India to Advance U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo will travel to New Delhi, India, October 26-27, 2020, where he and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper will meet with External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh for the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Secretary Pompeo will also meet with Prime Minister Modi and hold discussions with ... Read More»

Defense Secretary Esper Travels to India and the Region

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper will travel to India and other countries in the region, October 25 – 29. In New Delhi, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary Esper and their Indian counterparts will lead the third annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue to advance the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and expand ... Read More»

Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release October 21, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Malé, Maldives; and Jakarta, Indonesia October 25 – 30. In New Delhi, Secretary Pompeo and Secretary ... Read More»

United States Provides $5 Million to Support Vulnerable Groups Impacted by COVID-19

Funding to Also Support Development of AI-Based Tools to Better Predict and Plan Against Pandemics As part of the U.S. Government’s continuing support to India’s COVID-19 response, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced two new awards totaling $5 million to Catalyst Management Service’s COVID Action Collaborative (CAC) and the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI). Speaking on ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General, CPPR to launch handbook on disaster management on October 15

Kochi, October 13:  The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, in association with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, will host an online launch of the “Community Resilience Handbook for Disaster Preparedness and Management” at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Anne Lee Seshadri, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, will ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Stephen E. Biegun at India-U.S. Forum

(As Prepared) It is a great to be back in India in advance of, COVID-permitting, Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper’s important 2+2 ministerial with Minister Jaishankar and Minister Singh later this year. And it is a great pleasure to attend this virtual India-U.S. Forum. With more than two decades of personal engagement and friendship with ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Travel to India and Bangladesh

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 9, 2020 Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will travel to India and Bangladesh October 12-16. From October 12-14, the Deputy Secretary will visit New Delhi, India where he will meet with senior government officials and deliver keynote remarks at the India-U.S. Forum. Building on Secretary Pompeo’s ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar on the margins of the United States-India-Australia-Japan Quadrilateral Consultations. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Jaishankar discussed ongoing bilateral and multilateral cooperation on topics of international concern. They reaffirmed the ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Quad Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi, Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar, and Australian Foreign Minister Payne

The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar, and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne to reaffirm collective Quad efforts to advance a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific. In regard to responding ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at Quad Ministerial

MODERATOR: Excellencies, thank you very much for coming. FOREIGN MINISTER MOTEGI:  (In Japanese.) Mike, please. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Great, thank you.  Good evening, everyone.  Foreign Minister Motegi, thank you so much for hosting us, the second meeting of the Quad foreign ministers.  I personally appreciate your hospitality.  I know my whole team does. Foreign Minister Payne, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the EducationUSA Virtual University Fair

Hi, I’m Ken Juster, the U.S. Ambassador to India.  I am pleased to welcome you to EducationUSA’s Virtual University Fair. EducationUSA has assembled representatives from over 150 accredited U.S. universities, all of whom are here to talk with you and your parents about the valuable opportunities that a U.S. education can offer. U.S. universities are ... Read More»

U.S. University Virtual Fair 2020 by EducationUSA

EducationUSA will host the “U.S. University Virtual Fair 2020” for students and parents to engage directly with U.S. university representatives and EducationUSA advisers, all from the safety and comfort of their home, from October 2-10, 2020. Speaking on the significance of U.S. higher education, David Kennedy, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

U.S. Announces $1.9 Million to India to Support Informal Sector Workers and Micro Enterprises Affected by COVID-19

As India looks to address the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed $1.9 million to support vulnerable populations whose livelihoods have been disrupted. Highlighting the need to provide financial assistance to people affected by the disruption caused by COVID-19, U.S. ... Read More»

USAID and SEWA Bharat to Support Women Entrepreneurs with Award from the White House-Led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative

For the second time in two years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in India has been selected for funding from the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, the United States Government’s first whole-of-government effort to advance women’s economic empowerment globally. Through the W-GDP Fund, USAID will be partnering with ... Read More»

EducationUSA Presents U.S. University Virtual Fair 2020

Chennai, Sept 24: EducationUSA’s Virtual U.S. University Fair in October 2020 is a unique opportunity for students to interact directly with U.S. university representatives and chat with EducationUSA advisers to understand the wide spectrum of educational opportunities available in the United States, all from the safety and comfort of their home.  The virtual fair will bring ... Read More»

Statement on the Visit to India by Ambassador Khalilzad

New Delhi, September 15, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited New Delhi on September 15.  In a meeting with Minister of External Affairs Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and other senior Indian officials, Ambassador Khalilzad discussed the recently inaugurated Afghanistan Peace Negotiations. The United States and India share ... Read More»

Joint Statement on U.S.-India Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and Designations Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and India on the occasion of the third U.S.-India Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and Designations Dialogue. The Seventeenth meeting of the U.S.-India Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and the third session of the U.S.-India Designations Dialogue was ... Read More»

Judith Ravin Takes Leadership as U.S. Consul General in Chennai

Chennai, September 6:  Ms. Judith Ravin has assumed the post of Consul General of the United States of America in Chennai as of September 6, 2020. “It is my great privilege to represent the United States in South India, especially at this historically difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Consul General Ravin.  “I look ... Read More»

The United States Provides Second Shipment of 100 Ventilators to India

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in coordination with the Government of India and the Indian Red Cross Society, donated the second shipment of 100 new, state-of-the-art ventilators to assist India in its fight against COVID-19. Announcing the delivery of the ventilators to India, U.S. Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster said, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Virtual Workshop on Museum Curation Skills

I am pleased to be here this afternoon to inaugurate the “Virtual Workshop on Museum Curation Skills.”  Thank you to President Ramaswamy, Director General Mehta, Workshop Coordinator Sinha, and Susan Bean of the American Institute of Indian Studies for your work in putting together this program.  I would also like to say a very special ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Strategic Energy Partnership Virtual Meeting

Thank you for that kind introduction.  It is a pleasure to be here with Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Pradhan, Secretary of Energy Brouillette, Ambassador Sandhu, and other senior officials from our two governments. Over the last 20 years, in both the public and private sectors, I have seen the U.S.-India relationship grow and ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunities

The North India Office’s Public Affairs Section routinely provides grant funding to projects and programs that strengthen ties between the United States and India through cultural and exchange programming in North India that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. Groups and individuals interested in partnering with the North India Office are encouraged to review ... Read More»

Sections & Offices

Public Affairs Section Public diplomacy promotes mutual understanding between countries, and communicates U.S. foreign policy priorities.  It supports people-to-people ties, and strengthening relationships that advance our shared interests and values. The Public Affairs Section of the North India Office is responsible for engaging with the people, press, organizations, and institutions of the North India region.  ... Read More»

North India Office Director Michael Rosenthal

Michael Rosenthal became Director of the North India Office in June 2020.  The Office is responsible for U.S. engagement with Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.  He previously served in the Political Section of U.S. Embassy New Delhi.  Prior to that, he served on the India Desk and the NATO ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster: Chief Guest, 85th Birthday Celebration of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Your Holiness, it is a special privilege to know you and to be the Chief Guest at this celebration of your 85th Birthday.  The esteem in which you are held by the people of the United States is a demonstration of the deep and enduring affinity between Americans and Tibetans.  Beginning with President Franklin D. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster: Birthday Greeting on the 85th Birthday Celebration of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, congratulations Your Holiness on the occasion of your 85thBirthday. The story of your life, and in particular the 61 years that you have spent in India, has inspired all of us. Your perseverance and achievements are a testament to the power of religious faith ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the AmCham Fourth of July Celebration

Good evening.  I’m Ken Juster, the U.S. Ambassador to India.  I am pleased to join you for this celebration of America’s 244th Independence Day.  I want to thank Ranjana, her colleagues at the American Chamber of Commerce, and our Foreign Commercial Service team for putting together tonight’s virtual event, and for all that you do ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Location:  India Event:  Air India has announced a new series of commercial evacuation flights departing from India to international destinations, including the United States, starting July 3.  The Air India evacuation flight schedule can be found  here .  Air France, KLM, and Lufthansa continue to offer unscheduled flights to European cities where there are connecting flights to the ... Read More»

Update on Visa Information

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020 but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as ... Read More»

Joint Statement from USDA and FDA on Food Export Restrictions Pertaining to COVID-19

Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., issued the following statement regarding food export restrictions pertaining to COVID-19: “The United States understands the concerns of consumers here domestically and around the world who want to know that producers, processors and regulators are taking every necessary precaution to prioritize ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai joins hands with Chef Vikas Khanna for UTSAV, a #FeedIndia initiative supporting Mumbai’s Dabbawalas & TV indu

The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai is joining hands with Michelin Starred Chef Vikas Khanna and the #FeedIndia initiative in support of Mumbai’s Dabbawalas.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many who cannot meet their basic needs, including the dabbawalas, those whose livelihood is ensuring Mumbaikars get their midday meals. U.S. Consul General David J. Ranz will assist in handing over ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Ventilator Donation Event at Indian Red Cross Society

I would like to recognize Secretary General Jain of the Indian Red Cross and Joint Secretary Das of the Ministry of External Affairs.  Thank you to members of the Government of India, the Indian Red Cross Society, and the media for joining us today. The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global public health threat.  It ... Read More»

The United States Provides Ventilators to India to Battle COVID-19

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development ( USAID ), has donated a first shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to India to assist its fight against COVID-19.  This donation is part of President Trump’s generous offer of critical supplies in response to India’s urgent needs. The ventilators, produced in the United States, ... Read More»

Weather Alert for Tropical Cyclone Nisarga

Location:  Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa   Event:  The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning for Cyclone “Nisarga,” which has turned into a depression in the Arabian Sea.  It is expected to become a severe cyclonic storm before making landfall in Maharashtra & Gujarat on Wednesday June 3, 2020.  Currently, the states of Maharashtra (Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar & Nashik districts), Gujarat, and Goa have been put ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Location:  India Event:  We advise U.S. persons interested in returning to the United States that Air India has announced additional commercially operated evacuation flights departing from India to international destinations, including the United States, to evacuate stranded Indian citizens.  U.S. persons are eligible to travel on these flights.  We understand from an update Air India posted recently ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster: 2020 AES Senior Class Graduation Video

Good afternoon graduates. I know you are ending the school year in a very unusual fashion. No one could have imagined, when you began your first day of senior year, that you would finish high school under these conditions. I congratulate you on your resilience, your resourcefulness, and your perseverance. This is a day that ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event: The U.S. Mission has closed the online registration system for U.S. persons interested in returning to the United States, due to declining demand. There are no further U.S. government charter flights scheduled or planned to evacuate U.S. persons from India at this time. We urge U.S. ... Read More»

Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Warning for Odisha and West Bengal  

United States Consulate General Kolkata, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Warning for Odisha and West Bengal May 18, 2020 Location:  Odisha and West Bengal, India Event: Cyclonic Storm Amphan is expected to make landfall along the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal, India, on May 20, 2020.  Heavy rainfall is expected, as well as gale force winds ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:   We advise U.S. persons interested in returning to the United States that Air India has announced a new series of commercially operated evacuation flights departing from India to international destinations, including the United States, to evacuate stranded Indian citizens.  U.S. persons are eligible to travel on these ... Read More»

CDC Provides $3.6 Million to Support COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness, and Response in India

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) has committed $3.6 million to assist the Government of India’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic.  These resources will support prevention, preparedness, and response activities in India. This initial tranche of funding will seek to further strengthen and support the Government of India’s efforts to increase laboratory capacity for SARS-COV-2 testing, including molecular diagnostics ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India  Event:   We advise U.S. persons interested in returning to the United States that Air India has announced a series of commercially operated evacuation flights departing from India to international destinations, including the United States, to evacuate stranded Indian citizens.  We understand that U.S. persons are eligible to travel ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Location:  India Event:  The Embassy and Consulates have successfully repatriated approximately 5,500 travelers from across India to the United States.  We are working to arrange additional special chartered flights for U.S. persons departing India in the coming weeks.  We anticipate the earliest flights will commence next week and will again depart from Mumbai and New Delhi to ... Read More»

The United States Provides an Additional $3 Million to Support India’s COVID-19 Response

New Delhi: On April 16, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $3 million to India to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In coordination with the Government of India, USAID is providing these funds to the Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL) project, an innovative financing ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:  The Embassy and Consulates have successfully repatriated more than 5,100 travelers from across India to the United States.  We are currently pausing repatriation flights in order to assess ongoing demand and determine what degree of assistance may be needed as the authorities lift lock-down restrictions.  We will ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:  The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Mission to India have repatriated nearly 4,000 U.S. citizens from India to the United States in recent weeks.  We are working to arrange additional special chartered flights for U.S. citizens and their families departing India over the next week. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:  The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Mission to India have repatriated over 3,100 U.S. citizens from India to the United States in recent weeks.  We are working to arrange additional special chartered flights for U.S. citizens and their families departing India. If you are still interested ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Location:  India Event:  The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Mission to India have repatriated over 2,300 U.S. citizens from India to the United States in recent weeks.  We are working to arrange a potential final set of special chartered flights for U.S. citizens and their families departing India and we need to re-assess ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

This is an update to our message of April 6, 2020, reminding U.S. citizens that now is the time to act if you want to return to the United States.  The U.S. Mission India is facilitating a series of flights to the United States this week. We do not know if U.S. government-organized flights returning to ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad  

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad     Location:  India     This is an update to our message from April 1, 2020.  We continue to coordinate closely across a variety of U.S. Government agencies, the Government of India, and commercial air carriers to facilitate flights to the United States.  We anticipate we will have several flights departing Mumbai ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Chennai

Location:  India April 2, 2020  Event:  This is an update to our message from April 1, 2020.  We continue to coordinate closely across a variety of U.S. Government agencies, the Government of India, and commercial air carriers to facilitate flights to the United States.  We anticipate we will have several flights departing Mumbai and arriving in ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Mumbai

Location:  IndiaApril 2, 2020 Event:  This is an update to our message from April 1, 2020.  We continue to coordinate closely across a variety of U.S. Government agencies, the Government of India, and commercial air carriers to facilitate flights to the United States.  We anticipate we will have several flights departing Mumbai and arriving in Atlanta, Georgia, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi Location:  Bhutan Event:  U.S. citizens in Bhutan are urged to comply with preventative social distancing measures announced in the March 27 press release from the Prime Minister’s Office. We understand that international commercial flights from Bhutan are still operating on Drukair – Royal Bhutan Airlines, including a flight from Paro ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi Location:  India Event:  On March 24, Indian Prime Minister Modi announced a nationwide curfew through April 15, 2020 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.While the exact parameters of the curfew are still unclear, U.S. citizens should cooperate by sheltering in place.  U.S. Citizens are required to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location:  India Event:  Effective March 22, the Government of India will suspend all international flights arriving and departing from India for at least one week.  U.S. citizens currently in India who wish to depart should contact their airline for flight availability at the earliest.  We are reviewing all options and will continue to provide information to U.S. ... Read More»

Public Access to American Spaces India Closed Until Further Notice

In accordance with public health recommendations,beginning Monday, March 16, Mission India’s American Centers in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai will pause in-person programming and close public access until further notice.Look for us online at American Center New Delhi .  Please stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our American Centers as soon ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi Location:  India Event:  The Government of India has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect in India with little or no advance notice.  Visit the website of  Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  for additional information on the latest measures. ... Read More»

Alert: Cancelling of immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments

U.S. Mission India posts, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, are cancelling immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments from March 16, 2020, onward. Your visa appointment stands as cancelled. Once Mission India resumes regular consular operations, appointments will be made available and you will be able to reschedule. Please see  www.ustraveldocs.com/in   and  in.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/  for further ... Read More»

U.S.-Embassy Sponsored Women in Labour Podcast Series Launches on International Women’s Day

This week marked the launch of a new, U.S. Embassy-sponsored podcast – Women in Labour, a freewheeling, no-holds-barred comedy series that serves as a jumping-off point for critical conversations about why women are disappearing from India’s workforce, why it is a serious issue, and what we can do about it. Launched on International Women’s Day, Women in Labour will ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the New Consulate Compound “Topping Out” Ceremony in Hyderabad

Good afternoon.  Thank you for joining us at this “topping out” ceremony for our new Hyderabad Consulate.  I would like to welcome all of our guests from the Central and State governments and thank them for their support to the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad, especially the Telangana Government’s Honorable IT, Industries, and Urban Development Minister, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Qutb Shahi Tombs Complex, Hyderabad

Good morning.  It is a pleasure for me to stand amidst these remarkable historic structures and announce the completion of our restoration project here at the Qutb Shahi Tombs Complex.  The tombs behind me are the final resting place of the renowned artists and female leaders of the Qutb Shahi dynasty – Taramati and Premamati ... Read More»

“Water Matters” Exhibition in Chennai Extended to March 31

Chennai, March 6:  The Water Matters exhibition at the Periyar Science and Technology Centre in Chennai will remain open through March 31.  The exhibition was launched February 10 by U.S. Consul General Chennai Robert Burgess, Tamil Nadu Government’s Minister for Higher Education Mr. K. P. Anbalagan, and Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman.  Since its opening ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Cultural Performance by The Bluegrass Journeymen

Good evening everyone.  It is my pleasure to welcome you to Roosevelt House. Last week, President Trump was treated to what he called a “stunning display of India’s culture” during his visit to this country.  The U.S. Embassy is honored to continue the spirit of cultural exchange by introducing you tonight to a unique facet ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, New Delhi

Location:  India Event:  U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations in Northeast Delhi and avoid all areas with demonstrations.  It is important that you monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and Metro closures, and possible curfews. The Government of India-imposed law that prohibits political gatherings of four or more ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Kovind of India in Courtesy Call

PRESIDENT KOVIND:  Excellency, I warmly welcome you, the First Lady, and the high-level delegation on your state visit to India. Excellency, your first-ever visit to India as President of the United States was eagerly awaited.  It is an honor for us to host you. Excellency, the attention and interest, which your visit has generated in ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India in Joint Press Statement

PRIME MINISTER MODI:  My friend and President of the United States, Donald Trump; respected members of the American delegation; ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.  Once again, a very warm welcome to President Trump and his delegation in India.  I am especially really happy that he has brought his family with him on this visit. In ... Read More»

Health Alert – Ongoing Outbreak of Novel (New) Noronavirus First Identified in Wuhan, China

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi, India (February 14, 2020)   Location:  India   Event:  Ongoing outbreak of novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China   On February 7, 2020, the Government of India announced three confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Kerala, India.  These are currently the only confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in India.   ... Read More»

All India Youth Volunteers Convene in Chennai

Chennai, Feb 14:  The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in partnership with U.S.-based Transformational Sports, and local partner Katradi conducted a four-day capacity-building workshop for 33 youth leaders from across the country at Paripurna Training Centre in Manapakkam, Chennai from February 10 to 14. The youth from 22 cities across India deliberated, shared ideas, and initiated ... Read More»

U.S.-Funded English Trainers to Lead Workshops for 300 Teachers

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, in partnership with Miranda House College, will host a conference for over 300 trainee teachers in Delhi on February 18-19.  Twenty-three U.S. Department of State-funded English Language Fellows from South and Central Asia as well as a few selected local trainers will ... Read More»

DS-3053

A scanned copy of DS-3053 will not be accepted unless there is an emergency need to travel – If one parent/guardian cannot go with the child to apply for the passport, they can give permission by completing  Form DS-3053 ^Statement of Consent.”  You must submit the original completed consent form with the child’s passport application. The parent that cannot go with the child, also ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary Announcing President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to India

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24 – 25, 2020. The President and The First Lady will travel to New Delhi and Ahmedabad, which is in Prime Minister Modi’s home state of Gujarat and played such an important role in Mahatma Gandhi’s life and leadership of the ... Read More»

Urgent Information for Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the U.S.A. Partnership Pavilion Ribbon Cutting at DEFEXPO 2020

Introduction Thank you to Kallman Worldwide for inviting me to speak at this ribbon cutting for the U.S.A. Partnership Pavilion, and for bringing together so many of our industry partners. I am pleased that the U.S. Government and American industry are working together to explore ways to deepen industry-to-industry cooperation in U.S.-India defense trade.  Collaboration ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the DEFEXPO 2020 Ambassador’s Press Availability

Introduction Good afternoon.  I am pleased to be leading the U.S. delegation at this 11th edition of the Government of India’s Defense Exhibition.  I would like to thank the Government and the Ministry of Defence for inviting us to participate in this event.  This is a great opportunity to see the talent and innovation of ... Read More»

The Prestigious Fulbright Exchange Program in India Turns 70

New Delhi, February 2, 2020 – The U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) today marked the 70th Anniversary of the prestigious Fulbright program in India. U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce addressed attendees at a gala event in New ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the 70th Anniversary of Fulbright in India Gala Reception

Introduction Good evening.  Let me begin by expressing my appreciation to the U.S.-India Educational Foundation – known to most of you as USIEF – for hosting tonight’s event, which marks the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in India.  This is a milestone for the Fulbright Commission and a great symbol of the strength of ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to India

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Marie Royce will travel to India from January 28-February 3 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in India. In New Delhi, Assistant Secretary Royce will visit an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation project and the American Center in New Delhi. She will ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Bengaluru Passport Outreach

American Citizen Services U.S. Consulate General 220 Anna Salai, Chennai 600 006, India Telephone: 91-44-2857-4000 E-mail: ChennaiCSoutreach@state.gov Website: https://in.usembassy.gov/   Date: January 23, 2020 The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for U.S. citizens in Bengaluru on February 11, 12 and 13, 2020. On these dates, a consular officer will be in ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Thank you very much.  It is truly a pleasure to be here at the incredible Jaipur Literature Festival . As a diplomat, my job is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and foster dialogue to build greater understanding among peoples of different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.  Artists, musicians, and writers have long been a big part of that ... Read More»

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the ... Read More»

Announcing the Opening of the 2021-2022 Fulbright Fellowship Application Season

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), announces the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships . Such exchanges have helped bring the people of India and the United States closer together through opportunities that enrich fellows’ academic, research, teaching and professional capacity. Alumni of exchange and scholarship programs administered by USIEF have demonstrated strong leadership in several fields, including agriculture, ... Read More»

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan, from January 13-22. From January 13-14, she will be in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to meet with senior government officials and members of civil society to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Teen Murti Road, New Delhi (January 7, 2020)

Location:  New Delhi, India Event: There is a planned anti-American protest scheduled today in the vicinity of Teen Murti Road and possibly in the front of the U.S. Embassy. The Police are aware of the protest and will provide enhanced security.  The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid these two areas today, January 7. U.S. citizens traveling ... Read More»

Security Alert – Heightened Middle East Tensions (January 4, 2020)

Location:  India Event:  There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to remain aware of their surroundings, avoid protests or demonstrations, and monitor local media outlets to stay abreast of developing events.  The Embassy will continue ... Read More»

Security Alert – Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

Location:  India Event:  U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of continued protests throughout the country in response to the approval of the Citizenship Amendment Act and avoid all areas with demonstrations.  It is important that you monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and mass transit closures, curfews, and possible impact on air travel.  Intermittent ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location: India Event: U.S. Citizens should exercise caution in light of continued protests and demonstrations which are continuing in many parts of India. While demonstrations in the National Capital Region have been relatively peaceful over the past few days, U.S. citizens should continue to monitor local media for news concerning demonstrations and their locations, and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy New Delhi (December 23, 2019)

Location: India Event: U.S. Citizens should exercise caution in light of continued protests and demonstrations which are continuing in many parts of India.  While demonstrations in the National Capital Region have been relatively peaceful over the past few days, U.S. citizens should continue to monitor local media for news concerning demonstrations and their locations, and avoid those ... Read More»

USAID Partners with the Institute for Financial Management and Research to Test Innovative Approach to Conserve Power and Water

New Delhi, December 23 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded the Institute for Financial Management and Research approximately $800,000 through the Development Innovation (DIV) program to test a policy to replace electricity subsidies for farmers with lump sum cash transfers as an incentive to conserve power and water. The pilot is currently being ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location:  India  Event:  U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of continued protests throughout the country in response to the approval of the Citizenship Amendment Act.  It is important that you monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and mass transit closures, curfews, possible impact on air travel, and locations where the internet and mobile phone ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the Second U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and India on the occasion of the second U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Begin Text: U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper welcomed India’s Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh and Minister of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location:  India Event:  U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of continued protests throughout the country in response to the approval of the Citizenship Amendment Act.  The government imposed the law that prevents gatherings of four or more people – known as Section 144 – in Uttar Pradesh and according to press reports in parts ... Read More»

Highlights of 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper today co-hosted Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar for the second U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.  The two sides reaffirmed the growing strategic partnership between the United ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Esper, Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar, & Indian Minister of Defense Singh

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, DC DECEMBER 18, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the two ministers from India. Welcome to Washington. Thank you for your leadership in the growing U.S.-India Strategic Partnership. Secretary Esper and I are honored to host the Second 2+2, the first one here in Washington, DC. The Trump ... Read More»

Senior State Department Official On the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

SPECIAL BRIEFING OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON PRESS CORRESPONDENTS ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. DECEMBER 18, 2019 MODERATOR: Okay. [Senior State Department Official] needs no introduction. Everybody knows her. I’ll just go ahead and let you start. We have – you want your opening remarks to be on the record? SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: I think we’re doing background. Is that right? MODERATOR: You want ... Read More»

Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Northeastern States

Location: Northeastern States, India Event: U.S. citizens in the northeastern states of India should exercise caution in light of media reports of protests and violence in response to the approval of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.  Government curfews are in place in some areas.  Internet and mobile communications may be disrupted. Transport may be affected in various parts ... Read More»

2019 U.S. – India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper will host Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar and Minister of Defense Shri Rajnath Singh on December 18 for the 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.  Building on the success of the inaugural U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in 2018, this year’s ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Event Fosters Collaboration for Cleaner Air and Better Health in India

New Delhi, December 10, 2019: The United States Embassy in New Delhi brought together a wide range of representatives from the U.S. Government and the Government of India, as well as development professionals, scientists, the private sector, and civil society to explore concrete steps to address air pollution and its health impacts.  With many of the ... Read More»

Exercise Tiger TRIUMPH

VISAKHAPATHNAM, India — U.S. Marines and Sailors arrived aboard the USS Germantown (LSD 42) in Visakhapatnam, India, Nov. 13, 2019 to make history by participating in the first-ever tri-service exercise Tiger TRIUMPH between the U.S. and Indian. The exercise gave the U.S. and Indian forces the opportunity to exchange knowledge and learn from each other ... Read More»

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Small Grants Competition

(DEADLINE: November 30, 2019) Embassy New Delhi and its Consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata are accepting project applications accepting project applications for the 2020 Small Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The deadline for submitting AFCP 2020 applications is November 30, 2019. Full implementation of the AFCP 2020 program ... Read More»

Number of Indian Students in the United States Surpasses 200,000 for First Time

New Delhi, November 18, 2019 – The number of Indians studying in the United States increased by almost three percent over the last year to 202,014, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that the total number of Indians pursuing their higher education in ... Read More»

“International Education week” at the American Center

Chennai, Nov 15: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will conduct two events next week to observe the “International Education Week” (IEW) in recognition of the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide. IEW, which this year takes place November 18 – 23, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at Tiger Triumph Opening Ceremony

Thank you for that kind introduction and for the opportunity to speak to this distinguished gathering of military partners.   This is indeed a special day and an historic event.  I am extremely pleased to help launch Tiger Triumph – the first-ever tri-services exercise between India and the United States of America.  I think we can ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Transportation Strike Demonstration in Hyderabad (November 8, 2019)

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Transportation Strike Demonstration in Hyderabad (November 8, 2019) Location: Hyderabad Event: Police and local media have reported that a demonstration of striking state transportation employees may occur in Hyderabad on roads adjoining Hussain Sagar Lake on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Expect large crowds, heightened ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location: India Press reports indicate the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs is advising the public to remain alert to the announcement of an Indian Supreme Court decision in the coming days concerning rights to disputed land in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. This announcement may be met with demonstrations. U.S. citizens should monitor media about possible resulting ... Read More»

U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations (“The Quad”)

Senior officials from the United States, Australia, India, and Japan met in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, for consultations on collective efforts to advance a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific.  The four nations reaffirmed their support for a rules-based order in the region that promotes stability, growth, and economic prosperity.  The officials continued productive discussions held ... Read More»

USTDA Hosts 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum

Bangkok, Thailand – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency today welcomed more than 1,000 business and government leaders for the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF), taking place alongside the East Asia Summit. The USTDA-sponsored Forum is co-hosted by the U.S. and Thai governments, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, and ... Read More»

TB Champions in the Corporate and Media Sectors Recognized at Award Ceremony in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, October 31: At an event on the sidelines of the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) and the Stop TB Partnership honored corporations and journalists who have made significant contributions to ... Read More»

Indian and U.S. Defense Delegations Meet to Discuss Defense Cooperation

The 9th Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Group Meeting was held in New Delhi, India on October 24, 2019.  The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Subhash Chandra, Secretary, Defence Production, from the Indian Ministry of Defence and Ms. Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, from the U.S. Department of Defense.  ... Read More»

Tamil Nadu and Massachusetts Connection Bolsters U.S.-India Energy Ties

Chennai, Oct 25:  Energy experts from the U.S. State of Massachusetts and the Government of Tamil Nadu conducted a formal Massachusetts-Tamil Nadu Energy Partnership Dialogue in Chennai on October 23.  The Washington D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) organized the Dialogue as part of the U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative.   Led by ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: 
Transportation Strike in Hyderabad on October 19, 2019

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: State-wide Traffic Strike (Bandh) on October 19, 2019 (October 18, 2019) Location:  Hyderabad Event:  Local media reports that the Telangana State Taxi and Drivers Joint Action Committee, which includes Uber and Ola drivers, will join the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation in observing the ... Read More»

Department of Energy Advances U.S.-India Energy Cooperation and Strategic Partnership

The U.S. Department of Energy ’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Oil and Natural Gas Shawn Bennett visited New Delhi this week, where he gave opening remarks at the U.S-India Energy Roundtable hosted by the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) on the margins of CERAWeek India. The roundtable discussion included Government of India Officials, industry representatives, and officials from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at CERAWeek, India Energy Forum

Introduction Thank you very much for that kind introduction. I thought I would try this morning to place India’s interest in energy security in the broader context of the U.S.-India energy relationship. U.S.-India Relationship While I arrived in India as the U.S. Ambassador in November of 2017, I have actually been working on issues in ... Read More»

Security Alert: Road Closures and Heavy Traffic during visit of Chinese President Xi

Location: Chennai and Mahabalipuram Event: On Friday, October 11, Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi will arrive for an informal summit in Mahabalipuram. Chennai International Airport expects delays around the scheduled arrival (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 11) and departure (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 12) of the Prime Minister and President. Expect ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General and Partners Conduct Beach Cleanup at Besant Nagar, Chennai

Chennai, Sept 21:  Around 300 volunteers participated in a beach cleanup drive organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai in partnership with the Indian Maritime Foundation at Besant Nagar on Saturday, September 21.  The cleanup drive, conducted to commemorate International Coastal Cleanup Day, highlighted the need to safeguard oceans from plastic waste.  The beach ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday in Washington, DC. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Jaishankar discussed a range of issues, including the growing U.S.-India strategic relationship, developments in Kashmir, and global issues of concern. They also discussed ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Fannon Travels to India

Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources (ENR) Francis R. Fannon is visiting India from September 30 to October 6, 2019. Assistant Secretary Fannon will meet with senior Indian government energy officials and private sector representatives to launch the Flexible Resources Initiative (FRI, “free”), under the U.S.-India Clean Energy Finance Task Force. FRI will execute ... Read More»

Readout of U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Ministerial (“The Quad”)

NEW YORK FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, 799 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA, 10TH FLOOR MODERATOR:  Okay, thanks everyone for coming.  We have today [Senior State Department Official One] and [Senior State Department Official Two].  This briefing will be on background, so it’s slightly different from the normal briefings that we’ve held here.  You should use for attribution that a ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General, Chennai Supported Program: One Hundred Vaniyambadi Students Graduated in English Language Skills

Chennai, Sept 19:  One hundred students graduated the U.S. Consulate General’s English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) at the Islamiah School run by the Vaniyambadi Muslim Educational Society (VMES), Vaniyambadi, on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  U.S. Cultural Affairs Officer Moulik Berkana was the Chief Guest at the Graduation Ceremony and presented the certificates to the successful ... Read More»

USAID and MoEFCC Launch “Forest-PLUS 2.0” to Improve Status of India’s Forests and Rivers

The Bilateral Program is set to Launch in Bihar, Kerala and Telangana. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of India officially launched today the “Forest-PLUS 2.0: forests for water and prosperity” program at an event in New Delhi. Under the joint program, USAID ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Republic of India

Today, President Donald J. Trump met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Republic of India at the United Nations General Assembly. The leaders discussed progress on different aspects of their strategic partnership and upcoming opportunities to ensure it remains strong. The President reaffirmed the importance of greatly increasing trade between the United States and ... Read More»

TiE Global Hosts Third Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conclave with support from U.S. Embassy; Launches Women Entrepreneurs Global Fellowship Program

TiE Global , one of the world’s largest not-for-profit organizations, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, inaugurated the third annual Women Entrepreneurs Conclave (WEC 3.0) – Scaling New Heights. The three-day conclave includes knowledge sessions for scaling up businesses facilitated by leading U.S. and India-based domain experts. The Conclave also marks the culmination of ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the PACESetter Awards

Secretary Anand Kumar, Additional Secretary Parveen Kumar, Joint Secretary Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Representatives from the Government of India, Awardees, and Distinguished Guests:  I would like to thank the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for its warm and gracious hospitality today. Secretary Kumar and his team deserve enormous credit for the gains that India has made in deploying clean energy projects ... Read More»

U.S.-India Comparative Constitutional Law Debate Finale Concludes with 16 Participants Across South India

Chennai, Sept 14:   Ms. Unnati Ashish Ghia from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru won the U.S.-India Comparative Constitutional Law Debate finale organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai in cooperation with Loyola College on Saturday, September 14.  Sixteen finalists representing Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala advanced to the final competition.  The U.S. Consul General Robert Burgess and Supreme Court Justice Indira ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary Announcing President Trump’s Upcoming Travel to Texas & Ohio

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Houston, Texas, and Wapakoneta, Ohio, to underscore the important partnerships between the United States and India, and Australia. In Houston, President Trump will participate in an event with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. The event, “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures,” is ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Inauguration of the AMR Hub National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases in Kolkata

Introduction Thank you.  I am pleased to be here at the inauguration of the National AMR Hub with Dr. Balram Bhargava, Secretary of the Department of Health Research and Director General of Indian Council of the Medical Research (ICMR); Dr. Henk Bekedam, Country Representative to India from the World Health Organization; Dr. Shanta Dutta, Director of the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED); Dr. Debasis Bhattacharyya, Director ... Read More»

USISTEF: Funding Opportunity for U.S. and Indian Innovators for Technology Commercialization

The U.S.-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) invites the U.S. and Indian innovators to apply for USISTEF’s 10th “Call for Proposals” which is open till October 15, 2019. For more information please visit:  https://www.iusstf.org/usistef/us-india-science-technology   E-brochure:  https://iusstf.org/assets/pdf/Endowment_Flyer_August%202019.pdf Online Submission:   https://www.usistef.online/login Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Dance Performance with Y. Lalitha Sindhuri at Roosevelt House

Good evening and thank you all for joining us here at Roosevelt House.  We have an excellent program this evening, featuring the dancer Lalitha Sindhuri, accompanied by a vocalist and three Carnatic musicians. As some of you know, my colleagues and I celebrated this summer the 230th birthday of the U.S. Department of State.  I ... Read More»

Study in the U.S. EducationUSA University Fair 2019

Study in the U.S. EducationUSA University Fair 2019 Chennai Saturday, September 7, 2019   Chennai, August 27: The Study in the U.S. – EducationUSA University Fair 2019 is being held in Chennai as part of the annual all-India tour August 31 to September 12, including stops in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kochi, Chennai, Bengaluru, ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Ganesh Festival Celebrations in Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Event:  Mumbai’s annual Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Immersion) festival takes place from September 2–12, and features large crowds and street parades that can cause serious traffic disruptions throughout the city. Actions to Take:  U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise caution and make informed personal security choices during the festival season.  The U.S. Consulate ... Read More»

The U.S.-India State & Urban Initiative Announces a Historic Partnership between Utah & Rajasthan

The  U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative , led by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), is pleased to announce a partnership between the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development and the Energy Department of the state of Rajasthan. On August 26, the two states held a dialogue focused on emergent energy challenges and opportunities. State officials created a framework to bolster energy ... Read More»

U.S. Astronaut Inspires Students to follow their Dreams

Chennai, August 27:  The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in association with EducationUSA and Go4Guru India, hosted a lecture by U.S. Astronaut Don Thomas on his personal journey to fly aboard four U.S. Space Shuttle missions, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the American Center Chennai.  Seventy students from schools and colleges in Chennai and ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Consulate General Building in Chennai

Introduction Good afternoon.  Minister K. Pandiarajan, Historian V. Sriram, Family of the “Chronicler of Madras,” S. Muthiah, distinguished guests, members of the media, and long-standing patrons of the American Center:  It is an honor to be here during Madras Week to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Consulate General building in Chennai, and to ... Read More»

U.S.-India 2+2 Intersessional and Maritime Security Dialogue

Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs Randall Schriver are on travel to Monterey, California, August 21–23, for engagements with Indian government officials on strengthening our strategic partnership. On August 22, Acting Assistant Secretary Wells and Assistant Secretary of Defense Schriver will co-host ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Juster Commemorates People-to-People Connections in Chennai

CHENNAI (August 20):  U.S. Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster commemorated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Consulate General building in Chennai on Tuesday, August 20.  He was joined by the Honorable Mr. K. Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture; Chennai historian, V. Sriram; U.S. Consul General Robert Burgess; and distinguished guests and patrons ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Indian Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of India on your Independence Day. The United States and India have enjoyed close ties of friendship since the U.S. supported India’s independence 72 years ago.  Our shared democratic values, strong people-to-people ties, and commitment to ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan’s Visit to Bhutan

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan traveled to Thimphu, Bhutan, from August 12-13. In meetings with His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Prime Minister Tshering, Foreign Minister Dorji, and Minister of Economic Affairs Sharma, Deputy Secretary Sullivan discussed a range of issues, including the importance ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan Travels to Bhutan and India

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Thimphu, Bhutan and New Delhi, India August 11-17 to advance the United States’ partnership with two nations that are critical to preserving the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region. In Thimphu, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will explore expanding and deepening our ties with the government and ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: 
Security in Hyderabad Over Holiday Weekend

Location: Hyderabad Event: Local media in Hyderabad have reported a significant increase in police presence throughout the city.  This weekend will coincide with the Varalakshmi Vratam and Bakrid holidays.  Given the likelihood of large crowds, U.S. government personnel are being advised to avoid the Old City section of Hyderabad throughout the holiday weekend.  Expect heightened ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens, August 5, 2019

Location: Jammu and Kashmir, India Event: U.S. citizens currently in Jammu and Kashmir are strongly advised to leave as soon as possible and to exercise great caution until they depart. The Government of India has advised tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to leave Kashmir immediately due to security threats.  Communications to the region, including by phone, text, ... Read More»

Menstrual Health Empowers Women and Girls

Chennai, July 31:  The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in partnership with Netflix, UNICEF, and SPI Cinemas hosted a screening of the Oscar-winning documentary Period. End of Sentence on July 31 at Sathyam Cinemas.  The screening was followed by a panel discussion on how menstrual health and hygiene impact women’s social and economic empowerment. Coimbatore-based social ... Read More»

Monica Shie takes over as the American Center Director and Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 29, 2019 – Monica Shie is the new American Center Director and Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata. She has recently arrived from New York, where she served both in the Office of International Visitors and at the New York Foreign Press Center, co-located at the U.S. Mission to the ... Read More»

Telephone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, July 23, 2019

Location:  Mumbai, India  Routine Message: Due to a fire at the MTNL Telephone Exchange Building in Bandra – Mumbai, the regular telephone line for the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is not functional.  Until it can be restored, please use the following numbers to reach the U.S. Consulate General in case of emergency: U.S. number: +1 301-985-8652 ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Prayas Residential School, Raipur

Good morning. It is a pleasure to visit the Prayas Residential School during my first trip to Raipur. I would like to congratulate your principals, Pranav Banerjee and Manjula Tiwari, and their team for developing this institution since its founding in 2010. I understand that “Prayas” means “effort” or “endeavor,” which highlights the special role that this school ... Read More»

All-India Museum Summit 2019 India’s Museums in the New Millennium

The All-India Museum Summit 2019 will take place from July 22-24 at the India International Center in New Delhi.  Sponsored through a U.S. Embassy grant, the Summit will bring together over 150 leading museum professionals from across thirteen states of India and several top American museums. The grant is being implemented by leading American non-profit, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) . The Summit ... Read More»

Maintenance of U.S. Embassy’s Phones on July 12, 2019

Due to scheduled maintenance, the U.S. Embassy’s primary phone number will be unavailable on Friday July 12, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  If you have an emergency and need to reach the after-hours Duty Officer, please contact +91 011-4183-0018.  Again this phone number is only  for emergencies.  After 10:00 p.m. on ... Read More»

Seeking Students for Debate Competition on U.S. & India Constitutions

Chennai, July 9:  The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is seeking students, ages 18-25 years old, to participate in a debate competition on U.S. and Indian constitutional law to be held across university campuses in Kochi, Bengaluru, Tiruchirappalli, and Chennai between July 26 – September 14, 2019.  Conducted in collaboration with Loyola College, the debate ... Read More»

Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, India  Event: Heavy rains have caused severe flooding throughout Mumbai.  Many major roads are flooded and impassable.  Rain is expected to continue until July 5, 2019.  Indian authorities have advised people to avoid leaving their homes.  The Maharashtra State government has declared a precautionary public holiday for Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, and Thane.  Local emergency services ... Read More»

Poster Contest on U.S.-India Space Exploration

Chennai, July 5:  The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is launching a poster contest during the month of July to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing mission and celebrate India’s second lunar launch.  The Consulate seeks poster submissions from space enthusiasts of all ages on the theme “U.S.-India Space Exploration.” We invite ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai launches Maharashtra’s first-ever scientific study of low-cost air monitors

(Mumbai; July 2, 2019) In a first for Maharashtra, the United States Consulate General in Mumbai, in partnership with Indian manufacturer Urban Sciences, officially launched a scientific project to study the reliability of low-cost air monitors. The Consulate recently invited startup companies manufacturing low-cost air quality sensors to co-locate their devices with the Consulate’s monitor ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India Before Bilateral Meeting | Osaka, Japan

PRIME MINISTER MODI:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, at the beginning of my second term, I’m really very happy to have this opportunity to meet you.  I would also like to express my gratitude after the huge democracy in India.  The people of India gave us this huge victory — this landslide victory. The people of ... Read More»

US – Indian Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights in East India Gathers This Week

Kolkata, West Bengal, Jun. 28 2019 With the support of the US Consulate Kolkata, the AUTM Foundation is excited to partner with APIOiX to host the US – India Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights. The Symposium will consist of two workshops taking place on June 28th-29th and July 1st-2nd at the Westin Kolkata Rajarhat. The ... Read More»

America and India: Embracing an Age of Ambition

AMBASSADOR JUSTER:  Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.  As the United States ambassador to India, I have the distinct privilege of introducing our speaker tonight, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Secretary Pompeo’s career has combined service in the public and private sectors in a manner that makes him uniquely qualified to address many of the important ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo & Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar At a Press Availability

FOREIGN MINISTER JAISHANKAR:  Good afternoon.  It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome Secretary Pompeo to India.  As many of you know, he is the first foreign minister I am hosting after assuming charge as external affairs minister, so it’s a particular privilege.  He’s also the first senior figure from the Trump administration to come ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

READOUT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JUNE 26, 2019 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in New Delhi, India with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The Secretary congratulated the Prime Minister on his recent electoral victory and underscored the commitment of the United States to further developing the strong strategic partnership between our two countries.  Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Travels to India to Deepen Our Strategic Partnership

“I truly believe that our two nations have an incredibly unique opportunity to move forward together, for the good of both of our peoples, the Indo-Pacific region, and indeed the entire world.” – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, June 12, 2019 Secretary of State Pompeo will travel to New Delhi, India, June 25-27, where he ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to congratulate him on his appointment. Secretary Pompeo underscored the strong U.S. commitment to working closely with the new Indian Government to advance our strategic partnership. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Jaishankar also discussed ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston 20th Anniversary Gala

Introduction Thank you very much for that kind and warm introduction.  And thank you to the members of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston for inviting me here this evening to address your 20th Anniversary Gala.  It is an honor to share the platform with Houston’s Mayor (and fellow Harvard Law School alumnus) Sylvester Turner, and with India’s Consul General, ... Read More»