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 ...
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USAID Makes Credit Available to SMEs and Groups Engaged in India’s Sustainable Landscape

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today, announced a new partnership designed to support enterprises and projects engaged in the sustainable landscapes sector in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use. This ten-year partnership with the Rabobank Foundation, the Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth, and the Samunnati Financial Intermediation and Private Services ...
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OPIC Launches Venture Capital Program with Financing to India-Focused Iron Pillar

New venture capital program to invest in later stage venture funds supporting developing economies Focus on supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in tech-enabled sectors including healthcare, education, financial services, agriculture, and energy services Emphasis on funds empowering female entrepreneurs and funds with strong potential to achieve growth and impact MUMBAI – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th Birth Anniversary

Sabarmati Ashram, Gujarat: Governor of Gujarat Kohli, Deputy Chief Minister Patel, Sabarmati Ashram Chairperson Bhatt, Dr. Bang, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I am deeply honored to be with you today at the Sabarmati Ashram to mark the 149th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. As the United States Ambassador to India, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the American National Day Celebrations in Pune

Introduction Good evening. Thank you Minister Bapat for honoring us with your presence this evening.  And special thanks to our team at the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai for putting this evening together. Welcome to representatives of the Government of India; members of the diplomatic corps; distinguished guests; and our Chief Guest, the Guardian Minister of ...
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Number of Indian Visitors to United States Continues on Positive Trajectory

The number of Indians visiting the United States increased by 6.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO) released last week. Per the NTTO statistics, a total of 1,285,466 Indians traveled to the United States in 2017, up from 1,206,771 the year ...
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Coders, Technologists, and Conservationists Tackle Wildlife Trafficking Challenges at Zoohackathon 2018

The U.S. Department of State will host the third annual Zoohackathon in Madrid, Spain; Mumbai, India; San Diego, California; and Entebbe, Uganda, September 15-16, 2018; and in New Delhi, India, September 22-23, 2018. The Zoohackathon events bring together coders, designers, university students, and conservation enthusiasts to combat wildlife trafficking through digital and technological innovations. Wildlife ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Prime Minister Modi

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Secretary Pompeo, jointly with Secretary Mattis, met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Secretary Pompeo conveyed the importance attached by President Trump to the deepening strategic partnership between the United States and India, and U.S. support for India’s role as a leading global power and regional ...
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Closing Remarks at the U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue

Remarks by: Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman MINISTER SWARAJ: (Via interpreter) Secretary of State Mr. Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mr. Mattis, my cabinet colleague Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, ladies and gentlemen, and my friends from the media: We have just ...
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Joint Statement on the Inaugural U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman welcomed Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis to India on September 6, 2018, for the inaugural U.S.-India Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue. They welcomed the launch of the 2+2 Dialogue as a reflection of the shared commitment by ...
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Opening Remarks at the U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue

Remarks by: Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman MINISTER SWARAJ: Secretary of State Mr. Michael Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mr. James Mattis, my esteemed colleague Nirmala Sitharaman, Excellencies: I extend a very warm welcome to you to India. We are ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met today in New Delhi, India with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj ahead of the opening of the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Swaraj discussed joint efforts to promote a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific. The Secretary and Minister Swaraj also ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Reception for USA Poultry and Egg Export Council Showcase of U.S. Poultry Products

Good evening, and thank you for joining us tonight to experience and enjoy the versatility and delectability of U.S. poultry – in both Indian and American-style dishes. This event has been a long time coming:  access to the Indian market for U.S poultry has been a work in progress for more than ten years.  So ...
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Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Co-operation and Integration

New Delhi: At a public event organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), Shri RK Singh, Honorable Minister of Power of the Government of India, and Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India, inaugurated the Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Co-operation and Integration in South Asia. Access to reliable, affordable, and clean energy is a high ...
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India-Afghanistan International Trade Show to Facilitate New Connections and Investment Opportunities with Afghan Businesses

Second Annual Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade Show to Facilitate New Connections and Investment Opportunities with Afghan Businesses August 30, 2018, MUMBAI: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of India, and the Government of Afghanistan announced the second annual “Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show” today. The event ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Cooperation and Integration in South Asia

Introduction It is a great honor to be here this morning with Minister Singh and other distinguished panelists, as well as the delegates from all of our South Asian partners.  On behalf of the U.S. Government, I welcome you to the Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Cooperation and Integration in South Asia. Energy Security, Regional ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Honors 26 Indian Shipping Companies

Mumbai: The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai today hosted an award ceremony recognizing 26 Indian shipping companies that participated in the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) voluntary AMVER program, with the Indian Director General (DG) of Shipping Dr. Malini V. Shankar as the Chief Guest.  The Automated Mutual-assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) ensures quick and efficient rescue of ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Passing of Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Washington, DC On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the people of India on the recent passing of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. We know that many Indians will reflect on Prime Minister Vajpayee’s many contributions that led to India’s rise as a global ...
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U.S. Embassy New Delhi Statement on Passing of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The United States grieves with India on the loss of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  He will be remembered for his immense contribution in bolstering U.S.-India relations.  During his tenure, Prime Minister Vajpayee advocated for a robust partnership with the United States, referring to us as “natural allies.”  The U.S. Mission in India extends ...
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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kerala State August 16, 2018

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens Kerala State August 16, 2018 Location:  Kerala State Event:  Extreme southwest monsoon rains continue throughout the state of Kerala, and adjacent districts in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, triggering landslides, flash floods and other emergency situations.  As of the morning of Thursday, August 16, media ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Indian Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people and government of India on their Independence Day. Since gaining its independence 71 years ago today, India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law—values ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Roundtable with Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal

Introduction Good afternoon and welcome.  I would like to thank Minister Piyush Goyal, Chairman Ashwani Lohani, and Principal Executive Director for Infrastructure S.K. Mishra for hosting us at Rail Bhavan.  We are honored to be here today, and I am grateful that so many of your distinguished colleagues could join us for this discussion. I ...
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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kerala State August 9, 2018

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kerala State August 9, 2018 Location:  Kerala State Event:  Heavy southwest monsoon rains continue throughout the state of Kerala, triggering landslides and flash floods.  Given above-average and ongoing precipitation in the past several weeks, some low-level areas are flooded and reservoirs have reached full ...
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Limited Operations

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Operational Message for U.S. Citizens: The Death of Former Chief Minister Karunanidhi August 7, 2018 Out of respect for the death of former Chief Minister Karunanidhi, many businesses are closed and transportation is disrupted. Large crowds have gathered near the Kauvery Hospital on TTK (TT Krishnamachari) Road in Chennai ...
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Statement by Acting U.S. Consul General Lauren Lovelace on the Death of the Honorable Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Muthuvel Karunanidhi

U.S. Consulate General Chennai August 7, 2018 On behalf of the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, I offer condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu and Tamils across the world on the passing of former Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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U.S. Consulate Mumbai Celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Mumbai: Tonight the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai celebrated the 242nd anniversary of U.S. independence at a prominent city hotel in South Mumbai. Chief Guest Subash Desai, Industries Minister, Government of Maharashtra, joined Consul General Edgard Kagan in marking the special occasion. The theme of the evening was America’s “spirit of innovation.” In addition to commemorating ...
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Nexus Graduates Fourth Cohort, Welcomes South Asia Connect

The Nexus Startup Hub at the American Center held a graduation ceremony today for its latest cohort of entrepreneurs.  The 11 startups, coming from a plethora of fields, including healthcare, telecommunications, and home automation, marked the end of their 10-week program by showcasing some of what they had learned in the form of two-minute business ...
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Remarks by Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India, at Independence Day Celebration

Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Delhi, India August 2, 2018 Thank you Minister Puri for those most gracious remarks, and good evening everyone.  I would like to welcome representatives of the Government of India; members of the diplomatic corps; our distinguished guests; and, especially, our Chief Guest – who is a great friend of the United ...
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USAID & AMCHAM India Sign MOU to Partner for India’s Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM India) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the growing partnership between the U.S. Government and U.S. private sector to address India’s development needs. The announcement comes the same day as the launch of ...
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United States and India to Hold 2+2 Dialogue on September 6

The United States is pleased to announce that the inaugural U.S.-India “2+2” Dialogue will be held in New Delhi, India, on September 6. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis look forward to meeting with their Indian counterparts, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman, ...
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American Center Marks 70 Years of U.S.-India Relations

This evening, the American Center launched its newest exhibition: “Celebrating 70 Years of U.S.-India Relations.” The event also featured a dance performance, “Dancing Stories from the East and West,” by Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance at Indiana University, and Tanya Saxena, a Bharatanatyam dancer. The art exhibition, which runs through August 14, features ...
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U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley visits India

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited New Delhi from June 26-28 to meet with members of the Indian government and civil society and discuss strengthening U.S.-India cooperation on international issues. Ambassador Haley met with Prime Minister Modi at his residence and attended a meeting and working dinner hosted by External Affairs ...
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Postponement of 2+2 Talks

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke last night with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to convey his regret for having to postpone the 2+2 dialogue, which had been scheduled for July 6. This scheduling change was prompted by reasons entirely unrelated to the bilateral relationship. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Swaraj agreed to reschedule the ...
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The “ME WE” Visual Arts Exhibition Opens at The American Center Today

A visual arts exhibition, ME WE, curated by Engendered and presented by the American Center, breaks through dominant ideas that limit and marginalize queer art by creating a new concept of queer as a wider platform for excellence in arts, capable of tracking, discovering, and interpreting new trends while daring to speak openly about the ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Travels to India

Media Advisory: Ambassador Nikki Haley Travels to India June 25, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ambassador Nikki Haley will travel to New Delhi, India, June 26-28. She will meet with senior Indian government officials, NGO leaders, and the interfaith community to underscore the United States’ shared values and strong alliance with the people of India. Ambassador ...
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United States and India To Hold 2+2 Dialogue on July 6

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue on July 6. The meeting will focus on strengthening strategic, security, and defense cooperation as the United States and India ...
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U.S., JMSDF and Indian Naval Forces Conclude Malabar 2018

Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. William Knight pao@ctf70.navy.mil June 19, 2018 Release #032-18 By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann, USS Antietam (CG 54) Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – Trilateral maritime exercise Malabar 2018 was conducted off the coast of Guam from June 7 through June 16. Initiated in 1992 ...
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The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative announces three new partnerships

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative announces three new partnerships with the Government of Maharashtra The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative , led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, is pleased to announce three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra, India, as part of the initiative’s ongoing ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Juster Visits Lucknow June 6-7

LUCKNOW – The U.S. Ambassador to India, Mr. Kenneth I. Juster, visited Lucknow June 6-7. On his first official visit to the city, Ambassador Juster met with Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. In addition, Dr. Ammar Rizvi welcomed the Ambassador to a traditional dinner featuring awadhi cuisine. Guests included representatives from Lucknow’s ...
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Student Visa Day – Celebrating Educational Exchange Between India and the United States

New Delhi – Today marks U.S. Mission India’s fourth annual Student Visa Day, an event that celebrates higher education ties between India and the United States.  The Mission dedicates this day to helping qualified Indian students prepare for their studies in the United States and connects them with EducationUSA for pre-departure information. The U.S. Embassy ...
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Indian, Japanese and U.S. maritime forces to participate in exercise Malabar 2018

By Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs | | May 31, 2018 YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2018, in mid-summer 2018 off the coast of Guam. Malabar 2018 is the first time the exercise has been conducted off the coast ...
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Fulbright Scholars Prepare to Depart for the U.S.

In a sign of the continued vitality of U.S.-India people-to-people ties, 98 Fulbright scholars are gathering at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi for a three-day pre-departure orientation designed to introduce them to the academic, social, and cultural environment of the United States, and stimulate thought about their role as cultural ambassadors. A total of ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Tamil Nadu

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Tamil Nadu (May 23, 2018) Location:  Thoothukudi, and throughout Tamil Nadu, India Event:  Local media report that protests against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi became violent on May 22, with fatalities reported and vehicles set on fire.  Demonstrations ...
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Student Visa Day, June 6, 2018

The special Student Visa Day is on June 6th. It’s an interview day set aside exclusively for students applying for student visas. After your interview on #StudentVisaDay at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, make sure to speak to an EducationUSA advisor about U.S. education and pre-departure information. Visit our website www.ustraveldocs.com/in to know more about student ...
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Town Hall Meeting in Thimphu, Bhutan May 24, 2018 – Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the meeting with the Consul General in Thimpu, Bhutan previously scheduled for May 24, 2018 has been cancelled. However, we appreciate your interest in meeting with us and we look forward to future opportunities to engage with you. Also, if you know of any other U.S. citizens residing or visiting ...
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Foreign Missions in Delhi Celebrate Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for All Human Beings

Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT day), we the undersigned diplomatic missions in India’s capital, reaffirm our countries’ strong commitment to promoting the ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer.  Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing ...
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Visiting State Department Official Sees Impact of Educational Exchanges

Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, visited the U.S.-India Education Foundation (USIEF) this weekend to underline the importance the U.S. government places on promoting educational exchanges between the world’s two largest democracies. The meeting came at the start of Ambassador Galt’s week-long ...
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U.S. Consul General and U.S. Defense Attaché Visit Siliguri, Darjeeling, Guwahati, and Shillong

Kolkata – U.S. Consul General in Kolkata, Craig Hall, along with Brigadier General David E. Brigham, Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, are visiting Siliguri, Darjeeling, Guwahati and Shillong this week.  The Brigadier General is on his first familiarization trip to the region; after a stopover in Darjeeling, the gateway to the Northeast, he ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the U.S.-India Peacekeeping Cooperation in Africa Welcome Reception

Remarks by Kenneth I. Juster U.S. Ambassador to India Introduction Director General Sharma, Secretary Ghanashyam, Distinguished Guests:  It is a great honor to be here this morning and have the opportunity to reflect on the important work that all of the nations represented in this room are doing to advance United Nations peacekeeping, and expand ...
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U.S. Consulate Kolkata’s seventh anti-trafficking conclave to focus on calibrated bilateral as well as regional cross-border response mechanisms

KOLKATA – The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata in partnership with New Delhi based NGO Shakti Vahini is hosting the seventh edition of the anti-trafficking in persons conclave (TIP conclave 7) at the American Center in Kolkata from April 27-28, 2018.  It is bringing together a group of anti-TIP leaders at the local, regional, national and ...
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USTDA partners with the State of Maharashtra, India to promote value-based procurement

Mumbai, India – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency launched a three-day training workshop in partnership with the State of Maharashtra in India under the Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI). The GPI workshop will provide over 100 local procurement officials from across the State of Maharashtra with access to leading experts from the George Washington University’s Government Procurement ...
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Apply Early for U.S. Visas this Summer

NEW DELHI – The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi recommends travelers across India apply early for U.S. visas due to heavy demand.  At this time, applicants across India may wait 30 days or more for a visa interview appointment to become available and the Embassy expects this wait time to continue for at least the ...
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U.S.-India Major Defense Partnership Highlighted at DEFEXPO 2018

CHENNAI: U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster and Major General Bryan Suntheimer, Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific, led a large and diverse U.S. delegation to DEFEXPO 2018, the key defense trade exhibition for India and the region. The delegation included active duty military officers, officials, and industry executives, demonstrating the depth and ...
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U.S. Experts share best practices in “Effective Communication Strategies to Counter and Prevent Gender Violence

Global India Fund in partnership with Samhita Social Ventures and Girl Rising and supported by the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and its four Consulates in India, organised a workshop on “Effective Communication Strategies to Counter and Prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV),” in Ranchi from April 12-14. This was the fourth in a series of five pan India workshops.  The first ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the USA Partnership Pavilion Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at DefExpo 2018

Introduction Thank you for that kind introduction.  I would like to thank the Kallman team, your sponsors, and the industry associations – AMCHAM, USIBC, and USISPF – for the great job you have done in organizing the USA Partnership Pavilion.  I know a lot of work goes into arranging events of this magnitude, and it ...
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U.S. Participation in DEFEXPO 2018 Demonstrates Commitment to U.S.-India Major Defense Partnership Relationship

CHENNAI: A large and diverse U.S. delegation will attend DEFEXPO 2018, a key defense trade event in India and the region. The delegation will include active duty military officers, government officials, and industry executives – demonstrating the depth and breadth of the commitment of the United States to the U.S.-India Major Defense Partner relationship. The ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at DefExpo 2018 U.S. Industry Networking Reception

Introduction Thank you, Phil, for your kind introduction.  Good afternoon everyone.  It is great to be here in Chennai.  I would like to thank AmCham, USIBC, and USISPF for jointly hosting this event and for all of their excellent support to the defense industry.  And a warm welcome to Major General Suntheimer, Deputy Commanding General ...
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Registration Now Open for SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

Registration is open for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit.  U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster will be leading the Indian delegation to this year’s Summit, which will be held from June 20 to 22, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C.  The Summit will connect global business leaders with all ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Large Political Rally in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai

United States Consulate General Mumbai, India Location:  Political rally at the fairgrounds in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai Event: A political rally is scheduled to take place on April 6, and is expected to include over 300,000 participants.  BKC Police Traffic Control advised that traffic congestion is likely to occur on all roads leading into ...
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India-Japan-US Trilateral Meeting Joint Press Release

India, Japan and the United States held the 9th Trilateral Meeting at Joint Secretary/Director General/Assistant Secretary level in New Delhi on April 4, 2018 to hold consultations on regional and global issues of mutual interest.   In accordance with the directions received from their Foreign Ministers, who met in New York on September 18, 2017 on ...
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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (April 3, 2018) Location:  Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, India Event:  Some political groups have called for protests and boycotts April 3-5 following a recent Supreme Court decision regarding the sharing of Cauvery River water.  Previous decisions regarding the Cauvery ...
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Senior U.S. Officials Join Government of India to Welcome First Shipment of LNG

United States Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs Patrick Santillo and Consul General to Kolkata Craig Hall joined Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan to welcome the first shipment of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) through a 20-year contract with Cheniere. GAIL signed two, 20-year LNG supply agreements potentially worth $32 billion for U.S. ...
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Joint Statement on the 15th Meeting of the India-U.S. Working Group on Counterterrorism

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 27, 2018 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of India and the United States of America on the occasion of the 15th Meeting of the India-U.S. Working Group on Counterterrorism: Begin Text: The 15th meeting of the India-U.S. Counterterrorism Joint Working ...
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USS Preble, INS Tarkash Sail Together, Exchange Crew

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs INDIAN OCEAN—The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), along with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Sampson (DDG 102), sailed in formation with the ...
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OPIC loan to expand access to clean water in India

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has committed a $12.5 million (Rs. 80 crore) loan to a project that will expand access to affordable clean drinking water to millions of low and middle-income people in India. OPIC’s loan to WaterHealth India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of WaterHealth International, Inc. ...
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United States and India Renew Commitment to End TB in Honor of World TB Day

India and the United States are natural partners with a long history of collaboration on the fight against tuberculosis. At U.S. Mission India, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the National Institutes of Health have invested more than $150 million with in-country partners since ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Road Closures in New Delhi, Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Founders Summit of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi on Sunday March 11, 2018, will draw a number of world leaders.  There will be multiple VIP motorcades moving around the city causing road closures and traffic congestion.  Please anticipate delays when traveling within New Delhi. Sections of Nyaya Marg, Andre Malraux Marg, and ...
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WhatEmpowersMe blog Chetna

Am I empowered? Am I thankful for that? A big YES to both!  Working in the U.S. Mission has given me so many opportunities to learn, unlearn, relearn and it is all so exciting.  It has molded me into a person who is always keen on knowing the latest and the best.  What empowers me ...
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#WhatEmpowersMe: Blog by Ubah

My Mother and my daughter empower me. Growing up in America, as the daughter of first generation immigrants from India, I witnessed the struggle of living in an unfamiliar culture but also the ability to persevere and rise above. As a little Indian looking girl in an all-white American community in the south, I was ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Prohibition on Import or Possession of Satellite Phones and Ammunition

The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens traveling and residing in India of Indian customs restrictions that prohibit the import and possession of satellite phones and ammunition.  Some foreign travelers have been arrested and prosecuted for possession of these prohibited items on arrival to or departure from India. For further information on Indian customs regulations, ...
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Indo-U.S. Delegation Meets on February 26, 2018 for Defense Cooperation

As part of Indo-U.S. Bilateral Defense Cooperation, the 8th Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Inter Agency Task Force Meeting was held on 26th  February 2018 in New Delhi. The meeting was Co-chaired by Vice Admiral AK Jain, Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff and Mr Matthew Warren Acting Director, International Cooperation. DTTI was initiated ...
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Dasra Philanthropy Week 2018 Opens, Focuses on India’s 250 Million Adolescents

Panel of Experts, Govt Officials, and Philanthropists Meet To Discuss Road Ahead New Delhi, February 20, 2018: The Dasra Philanthropy Week 2018, India’s leading annual philanthropy event, opened today in New Delhi with a convening of government officials, non-profits, foundations, and philanthropists discussing the need for urgent and formal collaboration to address India’s development challenges ...
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Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala (February 16, 2018)

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala (February 16, 2018) Location:  Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, India; state-wide Event:  On February 16, 2018, the Supreme Court will deliver a final verdict on appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala regarding the dispute over the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Juster at Nexus Startup Hub Launch at The American Center

As Prepared Good afternoon. On behalf of my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy, we would like to congratulate all of you who have played a role in launching Nexus: Startup Hub at the American Center. In particular, we would like to thank our partner, the IC-Squared Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, which ...
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U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Discusses Strengthening the Strategic Military-to-Military Partnership with the Republic of India

The U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein departed New Delhi Sunday following meetings with U.S. Embassy leadership as well as Republic of India military leadership to discuss strengthening the strategic military-to-military partnership with India. On Wednesday, Gen. Goldfein met with U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India, Hon. Kenneth I. Juster. ...
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(As prepared for delivery) It is an honor to stand here with Ambassador Amarendra Khatua and Sirajuddin Qureshi to inaugurate this exhibition on Indian Communities of Faith in the United States. In the United States, Indian-American communities practice the same rich array of traditions that their families celebrate here, and they are joined by many ...
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Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our Allies and the U.S. homeland. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.  Upon assuming office, President Trump ordered a thorough ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Strike in Kerala

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Defense Secretary Meets With Indian National Security Advisor

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Fact Sheet: Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States

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U.S. Embassy New Delhi and Royal Government of Bhutan Launch New Bhutanese Fulbright Student Scholarship Program

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Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

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As the President laid out in his address to Congress, the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our partners and allies. We will also continue to support policies and institutions that keep Americans safe, including a robust NATO where Allies meet their responsibilities, an immigration ...
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Announcing Opening of 2018 Fulbright-Nehru and Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship Application Season

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U.S. and Indian Governments Identify Cause of Unexplained Illness in Bihar

The Lancet Global Health on January 31, 2017, published the results of a collaborative investigation by Indian and U.S. authorities revealing the causes of a mysterious outbreak in Muzaffarpur, Bihar which has claimed the lives of hundreds of children.  From 2013 to 2014 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in close collaboration with National ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens for India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2017

As we approach India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2017, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the ongoing terrorism threat in India.  In the past, terrorists in India have targeted markets, religious sites, hotels, restaurants, and public transportation, including trains and buses.  U.S. citizens should expect heightened security and an increased police presence throughout India in advance ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Tamil Nadu January 23, 2017

This is an update to the previous emergency message sent on January 19, 2017.  Protests continue across Tamil Nadu, including at Marina Beach in Chennai, regarding the practice of bull taming (jallikattu).  Various sources have reported confrontations between police and protestors in Chennai and in other cities across the state that in some cases have ...
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Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia New Delhi, India  (As prepared for delivery) Good evening and thank you for such a warm welcome.  I am delighted to be here at the Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia.  The FCC has been a Delhi institution for nearly six decades, hosting distinguished speakers such as my predecessor ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Tamil Nadu January 19, 2017

Local media outlets continue to report protests in Tamil Nadu, including at Marina Beach in Chennai, regarding the practice of bull taming (jallikattu). Protests have thus far been peaceful, although there have been reports of traffic interruptions. Some bus services, taxis, and rickshaws may suspend or reduce services. U.S. citizens are reminded that even gatherings ...
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EducationUSA@USIEF Hosts 10th Annual Student Alumni Fair

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: Fulbright House Lawns, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 This Saturday, alumni from U.S. higher education institutions will participate in EducationUSA’s annual alumni fair in New Delhi.  At the fair students interested in U.S. higher education can interact with current students and ...
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Remarks by Nisha Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony, Bengaluru (As Prepared for Delivery) Honorable President Pranab Mukherjee, Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished guests:  Thank you, it is such a great honor to be here today, accepting this award among such distinguished company. Let me first thank His Excellency the Honorable President Mukherjee, Prime Minister Modi, and the Government of India– ...
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Amitabh Bachchan & Ambassador Richard Verma Go Live to Talk TB

Mumbai, January 8:  U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma and legendary Indian actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan came together for a Live Video Chat on Facebook, dedicating their Sunday evening to talk about the important issue of tuberculosis (TB) with their fans and followers.  Going live from Mumbai, the two talked about the U.S. Embassy’s ...
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IVLP alumnus helps draft National Hospital Safety Guidelines

Congratulations to International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumnus Dr. Tamorish Kole, Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Max Healthcare, and all at the National Disaster Management Authority of India who worked for over two years on the National Hospital Safety Guidelines for India released earlier this year.  During his visit to the U.S. on a professional exchange ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

In light of upcoming planned protests by Trinamool Congress Party, the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata cautions U.S. citizens that you may want to avoid private transport and market areas; be prepared for heightened security in the vicinity; carry valid identification papers and remain non-confrontational if questioned by unknown people / strike supporters. Allow additional ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As we head into holiday season, please be reminded that recent Indian media reports indicate ISIL’s desire to attack targets in India. The U.S. Embassy warns of an increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets, and festival venues. All U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level ...
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U.S. and India Search for WWII American Airmen

  The U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently completed a mission in India to locate the remains of servicemen missing since World War II.  The DPAA team concentrated their efforts on sites where U.S. aircraft are believed to have crashed in the Himalayas with still unaccounted-for U.S. servicemen.  The DPAA team visited several locations in Arunachal Pradesh to determine ...
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U.S. Consulate in Kolkata hosts connectivity conference to integrate regional countries

Kolkata: The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata, in association with CUTS International think tank, East West Center in Washington D.C. and Indian Chamber of Commerce, hosted the “Indo-Asia Connectivity for Shared Prosperity” conference in Kolkata. Several U.S. government officials and government officials, businessmen, policymakers from the India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Japan emphasized the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the inaugural plenary of Indo-Asia Connectivity for Shared Prosperity

Kolkata | December 14, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be here in Kolkata, the “City of Joy.” When Mark Twain visited this marvelous city in 1896, he wrote in his diary “There was plenty to see in Calcutta, but there was not plenty of time for it.” I ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Vardah

The U.S Consulate General in Chennai cautions U.S. citizens that Cyclone Vardah is expected to make landfall near Chennai, between Mahabalipuram and Nellore, tomorrow afternoon on Monday, December 12 and then weaken. Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur. All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the ...
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U.S. – India Defense Relations Fact Sheet, December 8, 2016

Today, Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited India for the third time since becoming Secretary of Defense, for his seventh meeting with Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar. In his many years at the Department of Defense, Ash Carter has spearheaded efforts to deepen and broaden U.S.-India Defense cooperation. As a result, the United States and India today ...
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U.S. Consulate Names Winners of Third Annual Short Film Festival on Women’s Safety and Empowerment

Mumbai:  The short film A Broken Toy, written and directed by Shivam Sharma, won the grand prize at the December 8 short-film contest on the theme of women’s safety and empowerment, which is sponsored annually by U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai in partnership with Women in Film and Television (WIFT).  At the gala film screening ...
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India-United States Joint Statement on the visit of Secretary of Defense Carter to India, December 8, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made an official visit to India at the invitation of Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar today, marking the seventh interaction between the two leaders.  Raksha Mantri Parrikar and Secretary Carter reviewed the tremendous progress made in bilateral defense ties and discussed the immense promise for the future of India-U.S. ...
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Remarks by DCM MaryKay Carlson at the Smart Cities Workshop, December 8, 2016

Good morning.  Thank you to the organizers of this impressive workshop.  I know a lot of hard work went into putting together such a great lineup of events and speakers and I would like to particularly recognize U.S. Trade and Development Agency U.S. Department of Commerce U.S.-India CEO Forum U.S.-India Business Council Confederation of Indian ...
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Readout of Secretary Carter’s Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout Today Secretary Carter met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his final trip to India as U.S. secretary of defense. The two discussed the tremendous progress in bilateral defense ties between the United States and India and the irreversible progress the strategic partnership has enjoyed ...
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U.S. Consulate Mumbai and Mumbai University Launch Security Studies Certificate Course

Mumbai – Recognizing India’s expanding leadership role in regional and global security, the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and Mumbai University today jointly launched a new one-year certificate course on international security studies. The program, the first one-year certificate course of its kind in India, is being offered at the Department of Civics and Politics at ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General Operations, December 6, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will continue to operate with reduced staffing on December 7, 2016, and has temporarily suspended appointments for routine services to U.S. citizens and visa applicants. Applicants whose appointments are canceled will be notified by e-mail and provided a link to reschedule. The Consulate plans to resume routine services on ...
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First Secretary visits Dehradun Exchange Alumni

First Secretary for Exchanges and Education, Mr. Matthew Asada, visited Dehradun to meet with exchange alumni and visit education institutions on December 6, 2016. After visiting Welham Girls’ School and The Doon School , he met with a group of Dehradun Exchange Alumni. These alumni and their partner organization, SPECS, are leading a #AEIF2016 project Lighting Up Lives that will train ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Death of Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa

Apollo Hospital announced that Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. Many businesses in Chennai are closed and public transportation is not operating. The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will continue to operate with reduced staffing on December 6, 2016, and has temporarily suspended appointments for routine services ...
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Statement by Ambassador Richard R. Verma on the Death of the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa

On behalf of the United States, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and the people of Tamil Nadu following her passing yesterday. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will be remembered for her years of public service to Tamil Nadu and as a supporter of closer ties between the United States ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: United States Consulate General Chennai

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will operate with reduced staffing on December 5, 2016, and has temporarily suspended appointments for routine services to U.S. citizens and visa applicants. Applicants will be informed by email. The Consulate will provide updates when routine services are restored. U.S. citizens requiring emergency services may contact the Consulate at +91-44-2857-4000.  In the event there ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visits Agartala for the first time

Agartala: December 2, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visited Agartala, Tripura for the first time on December 2-3 as part of his five-state travel to Northeast India. Apart from Tripura, he also visited Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, and Nagaland before returning to New Delhi on December 3. During his familiarization tour his discussions focused on the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma visits Nagaland for the first time

Kohima, December 1, 2016 On his maiden visit to Nagaland, the U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma arrived in Kohima on December 1, which is Nagaland’s 53rd Statehood Day. This visit was part of Ambassador Verma’s familiarization tour through India’s Northeast from November 29 to December 3. During this trip Ambassador Verma underscored several key aspects ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Verma on the M777 Howitzer Acquisition

Yesterday, India and the United States signed a landmark deal for 145 M777 howitzer artillery guns.  Indian industry will partner with the U.S. defense subsidiary of BAE Systems to locally assemble, integrate, and test the howitzers, supporting Prime Minister Modi’s Make-in-India campaign.  This deal marks a major step forward in the U.S.-India defense relationship and ...
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U.S. Franchise Trade Mission to Identify Potential Indian Master Franchisees

  What is the common link between Cricket, Chili’s and Century21? All have launched profitable business ventures through the franchising model and have established growth plans for future expansion. In response to a sharp increase in the number of requests for assistance from U.S. franchise brands in recent years, the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day. This is a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives to AIDS. This day also provides an opportunity for governments, donors, civil society, and other stakeholders to raise awareness, prevent new infections, improve the lives of people living with HIV, and work toward an AIDS-free generation ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visits Manipur for the first time

Imphal, November 30, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visited Imphal as part of a regional visit to engage with the people of northeast India. Ambassador Verma started his Manipur tour by visiting community based organization Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+), which undertakes various initiatives for the HIV positive community in the state in partnership ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visits Meghalaya for the first time

Shillong, November 29, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visited Shillong as part of a wide-ranging visit to India’s Northeast states. During his maiden visit to Meghalaya, Ambassador Verma drew attention to several key aspects of the strong U.S.-India partnership. Ambassador Verma met with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. They discussed Meghalaya’s culture, economy, trade, and investment ...
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Remarks by DCM MaryKay Carlson at WISCOMP National Consultation

(As Prepared for Delivery) Meenakshi, Rebecca, and guests, I am honored to join you to support the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.” Violence against women is a global, human rights issue that needs tremendous will, effort, resources and partnerships between all stakeholders – governments, civil society, media, youth, intellectuals and citizens at ...
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Ambassador Richard Verma Visits Amritsar

Richard R. Verma, the United States Ambassador to India, was honored to pay a return visit to Amritsar, Punjab on November 23.  The Ambassador paid his respects at Sri Harmandir Sahib, commonly known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual center of the Sikh faith.  He took part in a traditional langar, serving food to worshipers ...
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Years of Living Dangerously Screening, Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma

American Center, New Delhi (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’m delighted to welcome you all to the American Center today for a screening of Years of Living Dangerously. This is a National Geographic series starring David Letterman, who was for many years a leading American comedian and late-night talk show host. The episode ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at the CUTS International State Competitiveness Symposium, Jaipur

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good afternoon everyone. It’s a pleasure to be back here in historic Jaipur and to inaugurate this symposium on Making North Indian States Competitive. Let me first thank the Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) for their leadership and vision in organizing this event. Mr. Pradeep Mehta, we are grateful for the outstanding cooperation we have ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at National Institute of Agricultural Marketing

(As Prepared for Delivery) Additional Secretary Dalwai, High Commissioner of Afghanistan to India Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Faculty at National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), International participants, and Ladies and Gentlemen. Good Afternoon. It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all at the inauguration of the international training program on “Emerging Trends in Fruits ...
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Ambassador Richard Verma Launches 3rd Triangular Training in Agriculture at Jaipur

Training Part of $4 Million Joint U.S.-India Agriculture Program Jaipur: The U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma inaugurated today the third U.S.-India triangular training on “Emerging Trends in Fruits and Vegetable Marketing” at the CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) in Jaipur. The training is part of a $4 million collaborative partnership between ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at Open Doors Press Conference

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good Afternoon. It is my pleasure to be here today to launch the 2016 Open Doors report in India. One of our Mission’s highest priorities is to promote increased educational ties between the United States and India. That includes promoting studies in the United States, facilitating partnerships between U.S. and Indian ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Introductory Remarks by Ambassador Verma

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good Afternoon.  I am very pleased to see so many of you here at the American Center for this Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 gathering.  We are deeply grateful to Special Secretary Y.S. Malik for having taken time out of his extremely hectic schedule to join us. Entrepreneurship is a major feature ...
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20 U.S. Higher Education Institutions participating in U.S. Education Fairs in India and Nepal from November 14-19, 2016

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) and ELS Educational Services, Inc. (ELS), of Princeton, NJ will organize U.S. Education Fairs for twenty U.S. institutions of higher education in four cities in Nepal and India between November 14 and 19, 2016. The U.S. Education Fairs will take place during International Education Week during which the U.S. government ...
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Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between India and the United States

International student enrollment in the U.S. tops one million for the first time Students from India increased by 25% to 165,918 – Record Number of Students, Record Increase An increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in a global society. ...
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Beyond the Election — The Future of India-U.S. Relations

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma FICCI and Brookings Post Election Discussion Thank you to FICCI and Brookings India for organizing this important event on the U.S. election and the future of our partnership.  I’d like to especially thank Dhruva Jaishankar and Rajan Bharti Mittal.  The last time I spoke in this room was during ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President-elect Trump After Meeting

Oval Office 12:36 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, I just had the opportunity to have an excellent conversation with President-elect Trump.  It was wide-ranging.  We talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up the White House.  We talked about foreign policy.  We talked about domestic policy.  And as I said last night, my ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Withdrawal of Old High Denomination Currency

On 8 November 2016 the Indian Prime Minister announced that existing 500 and 1,000 Rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from immediate circulation.  Between 9 and 11 November 2016 the notes will still be accepted at airports, railway stations and hospitals.  Banks will exchange these notes between 10 November and 30 December 2016.  If you’re exchanging ...
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Ambassador Verma at the United States Marine Corps 241st Anniversary Ball

Ladies and gentleman, on behalf of Embassy New Delhi, I’d like to welcome everyone to this year’s Marine Corps Ball.  It’s an immense honor to be here this evening to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the United States Marine Corps .  There’s a common saying that the life of a Marine is to defend the American way of life.  ...
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Air Quality and Health Workshop Explores Bilateral Research Opportunities

The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum , the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sponsored the Indo-US Workshop to Explore Bilateral Research Opportunities to Address Air Quality and Health Issues from November 8-10 at the Indian Habitat Centre.  Research Triangle International and the Embassy of the United States of America in ...
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Ambassador’s Statement on the U.S. Presidential Election Results

The results are in. The polls are closed. American voters have voted, and the American people have spoken. With these votes, and with this voice, Americans have elected Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States.  We are here today, not to celebrate an individual winner, or to side with a particular ...
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USAID and RBL Bank Announce $75 million in Loan Guarantee for Clean Energy Projects

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mumbai-based RBL Bank announced today a new loan portfolio guarantee that will facilitate up to $75 million for lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in off-grid, solar rooftops, and energy efficiency sectors. This guarantee, the first of its kind between USAID and an Indian private sector bank, will support innovative solutions and business ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Recent Indian media reports indicate ISIL’s desire to attack targets in India.  The U.S. Embassy warns of an increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets, and festival venues. All U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security ...
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“The United States and India Investing in the Generation of Tomorrow” Remarks by Ambassador Verma

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India (As prepared for delivery) A Historic Institution of Learning  Good afternoon everyone.  Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad, Dr. Tasneem Meenai, members of the faculty, thank you for your kind words.  It’s an immense honor to be here today at one of India’s leading universities with such a distinguished group of ...
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President Obama wishes on the festival of lights across America and around the world

To all who are celebrating the festival of lights across America and around the world, happy Diwali. As Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists light the diya, share in prayers, decorate their homes, and open their doors to host and feast with loved ones, we recognize that this holiday rejoices in the triumph of good over ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma visits Raipur

Mumbai –  United States Ambassador to India, Richard R. Verma, visited Raipur on October 25, 2016 for his first official visit to Chhattisgarh. During his visit, Ambassador Verma met with the Honorable Chief Minister Raman Singh and senior state officials to discuss U.S.-India cooperation and developments in the state. In addition to his official meetings, ...
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U.S. Embassy and Consulates Launch New Mission-Wide Website

Today the U.S. Mission to India launched a new website for the Embassy in New Delhi and the four Consulates General in Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai.  The new website address for the entire U.S. Mission is https://in.usembassy.gov .  This website is in English, Hindi and Urdu and is built on WordPress, a popular web and ...
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Partnership, Progress, and the Trajectory for growth in the U.S.-India Trade Relationship

Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi Nearly seventy years ago, Prime Minister Nehru stood before the Constituent Assembly on the occasion of India’s independence to describe his vision of the future: a nation whose freedom, forged in its “suffering and sacrifice,” would serve as a ...
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India and United States Joint Statement on the Trade Policy Forum, Delhi

Minister of Commerce and Industry of India Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman met in Delhi on October 20, 2016, for the tenth ministerial-level meeting of the India and United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF). The Ministers agreed that the TPF has greatly strengthened U.S. – India engagement on bilateral trade ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As we have previously advised, the Department of State reminds all U.S. citizens in the India-Pakistan border region to comply with Indian government directions, exercise caution, maintain a low profile, avoid all demonstrations, and monitor local media for security updates. The Department further reminds U.S. citizens of its general advice that you avoid travel to areas within ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma “The Female Journalist in India” at Daniel Pearl Day

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to the American Center.  I am delighted you could all join us for our second annual Daniel Pearl Day event, hosted with our partners at the Embassy of Israel.  It’s always an honor to see my good friend, Ambassador Daniel Carmon, who has done a wonderful job ...
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Foreign Missions in India to Celebrate International Day of the Girl

To commemorate the International Day of the Girl on October 11, over 20 diplomatic missions in New Delhi have come together to organise a range of activities highlighting the importance of the rights of women and girls around the globe. Girls face discrimination and unique obstacles in many parts of the world simply because of ...
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Ambassador Verma’s Statement on India’s Decision to Join the Paris Agreement

In joining the Paris climate agreement today, India has taken a bold and decisive step in combatting climate change.  We commend Prime Minister Modi for his leadership and thank all those who have worked on the Agreement over many years. India’s ratification provides indispensable political momentum to securing entry into force of the Paris Agreement ...
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USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair 2016

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), in partnership with American Councils, is organizing a U.S. University Fair on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lalit Hotel, New Delhi.  Representatives from 33 U.S. Universities will participate in the fair and provide information about their institutions and programs.  The participating universities ...
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Joint Statement from the U.S.-India Information Communications Technology Working Group

The United States-India Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group, which promotes development of the ICT sector, met in New Delhi, on September 27th, 2016. The Participants noted that the Working Group aims to strengthen collaboration between the governments and private sector of the two countries in the field of ICT. Marking the occasion, the ...
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Joint Statement: 2016 United States-India Cyber Dialogue

The Governments of the United States and India held the Fifth U.S.-India Cyber Dialogue in New Delhi on September 28, 2016. The U.S.-India Cyber Dialogue reflects our nations’ broad engagement and long-standing cooperation on important bilateral and global issues. The Cyber Dialogue is a forum for implementing the Framework for the India–U.S. Cyber relationship, in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at “People, Book, Land”- Israel Exhibit

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (As prepared for delivery) Good evening ladies and gentlemen.  It’s an immense pleasure to be here at this beautiful venue for such a special event.  I’d like to thank Dr. Joshi and his team at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts for hosting us ...
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The United States, India, and Global Connect: Partners in Making Affordable Internet a Reality

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers hosted a workshop in New Delhi today with leaders from government, development banks, the IT sector, civil society and private industry to discuss digital connectivity and broadband access as part of the Global Connect Initiative.  In September 2015, the Department of State launched the Global Connect Initiative which ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma “Advancing Cyber Norms and Internet Inclusion,” Global Connect Initiative Regional Stakeholders Workshop.

Shangri-La Eros Hotel, New Delhi | September 15, 2016 Good morning everyone.  It’s a pleasure to join you all for this important workshop on the Global Connect Initiative.  In the spirit of digital connectivity, I was initially thinking about appearing via hologram but I thought it best not to frighten our guests here today!  Let ...
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“Advancing Shared Values,” Remarks by Amb. Richard R. Verma at National Law University

Law School and Beyond Professor Singh, Mrs. Nath, faculty and student body of the National Law University, it is a great pleasure to be invited to give the Seventeenth Annual Bodh Raj Sawhny Memorial Oration today. I am especially pleased to be giving this address in your Moot Court Hall. It’s good to be back ...
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Department of Justice and Indian Investigators Hold Workshop to Discuss Countering Terrorist Internet Use

In partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Investigation Agency, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI held a workshop with India’s top counterterrorism investigators and prosecutors to discuss countering terrorist internet use.  The workshop took place in New Delhi over a two-day span, and focused on the threat ...
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USAID Announces Five New Agreements to Boost India’s Clean Energy and Environment Portfolio

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced five new partnerships, four of which are with the Government of India, to expand U.S.-India cooperation on clean energy, environment and climate change. USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia, Mr. Jonathan Stivers, was in Delhi to represent the U.S. development agency at the second U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at U.S.-India Expert Workshop on Countering Terrorist Use of the Internet

(As Prepared for Delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction.  It’s a great pleasure to be here at this workshop with such an impressive group of law enforcement officials and experts.  I understand we have participants from a number of countries, including India, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  I’d like to especially ...
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Framework for the U.S.-India Cyber Relationship

1.    Shared Principles          Cooperation on cyber issues is a key component of the bilateral relationship between India and the United States. The two countries have created a wide-ranging strategic partnership that reflects their shared values, democratic traditions, national security and economic interests, and common vision and principles for cyberspace. Consistent with their ...
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Joint Statement: Second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue

1.         India and the United States held the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi today. External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman co-chaired the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. ...
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U.S. Air Force Secretary Discusses Future Air Force to Air Force Cooperation with Defense Leaders

DELHI – U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James departed Delhi August 28th following meetings with Indian defense leadership. During her three-day stay she met with various senior defense leaders including Secretary Department of Defence Production Ashok Kumar Gupta, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Birender ...
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First-of-its-kind Medicine Vending Machine Inaugurated at Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic

A Joint Initiative of Delhi Government, USAID and WISH Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, Mission Director to India, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Dr. Nutan Mundeja, Project Director of the AAMC 100, today inaugurated an automated Medicine Vending Machine (MVM) at the Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic in Rajender Nagar, New Delhi. A first of its ...
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Statement by Ambassador Verma: Condolences on the Passing of Spiritual Leader Pramukh Swami Maharaj

On behalf of the American people, I express heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.  Our hearts go out to his many disciples and devotees around the world at this difficult time. We salute the lifetime of commitment by His Holiness to interfaith harmony and tolerance which made him a close ...
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U.S. – India Launch Innovative Agriculture Program to Address Global Challenges

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and India’s Ministry of Agriculture launched today the second phase of the Feed the Future India Triangular Training Program, bringing specialized agriculture trainings to 1,500 agricultural professionals across Africa and Asia. U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma and India’s Secretary of Agriculture Mr. S.K. Pattanayak launched the program together ...
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“Launch of the Feed the Future India-Triangular Training Program”- Remarks by Ambassador Verma

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at National Agriculture Science Complex, New Delhi (As Prepared for Delivery) Secretary Pattanayak, fellow Ambassadors, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you all for joining me here today to celebrate the launch of the Feed the Future India, Triangular Training Program. This exciting new program marks not only a significant ...
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U.S. Mission to India Announces Indian and Bhutanese Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates

New Delhi – The U.S. Embassy New Delhi is happy to announce that eight Indian and two Bhutanese delegates will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) taking place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Recognizes “Pride Month” with Rainbow Lights

Tonight, in honor of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and in remembrance of the victims of the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai lit up the Consulate façade in the rainbow colors of the Pride flag. Each year since assuming the presidency, President Barack Obama has issued a ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Economic Cooperation and People-to-People Ties (June 7, 2016)

Economic and people-to-people ties form a key pillar for the growing U.S.-India Strategic Partnership.  Two-way trade and investment between our nations continue to reach new heights.  The two governments continue to expand existing cooperation and efforts as well as launch new initiatives to bring about mutual economic prosperity as well as to collaborate to address ...
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FACT SHEET: Framework for the U.S.-India Cyber Relationship

Cooperation on cyber issues is a key component of the bilateral relationship between India and the United States.  The two countries have a strategic cyber relationship that reflects their shared values, common vision, and shared principles for cyberspace. Both sides recognize the value of enhancing and further institutionalizing their broad-based cooperation on cyber issues, and ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and India – Moving Forward Together on Climate Change, Clean Energy, Energy Security, and the Environment

Recognizing the critical importance of increasing energy access, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving resilience in the face of climate change, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi committed in September 2014 to a new and enhanced strategic partnership on energy security, clean energy, and climate change.  Since that time, the United States and India have ...
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U.S. Embassy Organizes Lucknow Workshop on Combating Air Pollution in North India

The Embassy of the United States of America today opened a two-day workshop here on combating air pollution in North India. Mr. Sanjiv Saran (IAS), Chairman, UP Pollution Control Board and Mr. Jonathan Kessler, Director-North India Office, US Embassy New Delhi, inaugurated the workshop, which is part of a series of workshops being held in ...
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Hindi | Urdu Mumbai – United States Ambassador to India, Richard R. Verma, visited Bhopal on May 25, 2016 for his first official visit to the state of Madhya Pradesh. During his visit, Ambassador Verma met with the Honorable Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to discuss U.S.-India cooperation, including investment opportunities for U.S. companies and clean energy initiatives.  The ...
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Mumbai – In partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Mumbai Police, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation will provide India’s top counterterrorism investigators and prosecutors with assistance on how to request evidence from the United States through the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) between the U.S. and ...
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U.S. and Indian Officials Meet for First Maritime Security Dialogue

New Delhi – Today, U.S. and Indian officials met at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan for the first U.S.-India Maritime Security Dialogue.  Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs David Shear, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet Anand, and Vice Admiral Aucoin, Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, met with ...
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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Repatriation Ceremony

NEW DELHI — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was honored to participate this morning in a ceremony in New Delhi, India, repatriating the possible remains of U.S service members recovered by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). One set of remains was recovered in the Arunachal Pradesh state between September 12 and November 17, 2015. A ...
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India-United States Joint Statement on the visit of Secretary of Defense Carter to India, April 10-13, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton Carter is on an official visit to India at the invitation of Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar from April 10-13, 2016.  Raksha Mantri hosted Secretary Carter in Goa. They visited the Indian Naval Base in Karwar and the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier.  They also visited the USS Blue Ridge ...
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FBI and NIA exchange terror investigation techniques

In light of the ongoing threat of major terrorist attacks throughout the world, and as part of our strong  counter-terrorism partnership , the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted a two-week major case management seminar for senior level investigators from NIA, as well as multiple state police entities, ...
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USAID to Assist IIFCL Raise $665m of Green Finance

In an effort to scale up India’s renewable energy capacity, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IIFCL Asset Management Company Ltd. (IAMCL) to provide technical assistance for increasing investment in renewable energy in the country by $665 million. The MOU was signed by Manpreet Anand, Deputy ...
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FBI, NIA and NSG partner to fight IEDs

NEW DELHI — During the week of March 7, 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) conducted a joint training exercise in Advanced Post-Blast Investigations with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the National Security Guard (NSG).  The exercises and exchange were held at the NSG training facility ...
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U.S. Consulate Hosts Early U.S. Independence Day Celebration

Mumbai: Tonight the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai held an early celebration of the 240th anniversary of U.S. independence on the Consulate lawns at the Bandra-Kurla complex in Mumbai. U.S. Consul General in Mumbai Tom Vajda welcomed guests to the road trip-themed event, which featured six U.S. cities and distinct cultural experiences. Chief Minister of Maharahstra, ...
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2nd Meeting of Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation, 15-18 Feb 2016

February 25, 2016 1. Members of the US side’s Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation (JWGACTC), headed by Rear Admiral Thomas Moore, Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers (United States Navy) visited India for the 2nd meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) from 15 to 18 Feb 16.  2. The delegation, accompanied by ...
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Poetry Writing Competition Based on Work from African American Authors

The American Library Poetry Writing Competition – for students only Do you like to write poems or want to write poetry and are just waiting for inspiration? This competition is for you! To commemorate Black History Month, the American Library is organizing a poetry writing competition based on work from African American authors. Black History ...
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Invitation to Town Hall Fair

Dear U.S. Citizens: Greetings from American Citizens Services at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai! We are hosting a Town Hall Fair for U.S. citizens and their immediate families on the afternoon of February 6.  Come join us on our Consulate lawn for an afternoon of fun games and activities for U.S. citizens of all ages.  ...
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Consular Services in Ahmedabad

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will visit Ahmedabad on February 8 – 9, 2015.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, CRBA and notarize documents for use in the United States. Please remember ...
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Caravan ‘Swaraksha’ Launched To Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

The U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad and “Prajwala” a Hyderabad-based anti-trafficking organization, launched their joint project: “Swaraksha” a community awakening CARAVAN to counter trafficking. From January 9th 2016 to May 2016, the caravan will stop in each of the 53 districts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha. The campaign aims to awaken the communities on the ...
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U.S. Leadership and the Historic Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change

Today, more than 190 countries came together to adopt the most ambitious climate change agreement in history. The Paris Agreement establishes a long term, durable global framework to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. For the first time, all countries commit to putting forward successive and ambitious, nationally determined climate targets and reporting on their progress ...
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US-India Joint Statement on the visit of Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar to the United States

Minister of Defence of India Manohar Parrikar made an official visit to the United States at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter from Dec. 7-10 that included visits to multiple U.S. facilities including U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), the Pentagon, and a visit with Secretary Carter to observe flight operations aboard the aircraft ...
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American Campuses Act on Climate

On November 19th, 2015, the White House launched American Campuses Act on Climate (ACAC) initiative to amplify the voice of the higher-ed community in support of a strong international climate agreement in the United Nations COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. The launch included a White House roundtable with campus and business leaders, including school presidents and students, to highlight best ...
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Consular Services In Pune

Dear U.S. Citizens: As part of our continuing effort to provide consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Mumbai, a team from U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will visit Pune on January 7-8, 2016.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, CRBA and notarize documents for use in the United States. Please remember you need ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma and Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Choubey announce Women in Aviation International (WAI) – India Chapter

New Delhi – On the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day (December 7), U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma and Secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Ministry of Civil Aviation jointly announced the inauguration of the Women in Aviation International (WAI)–India Chapter. WAI was founded in 1990 as a nonprofit organization to encourage the advancement of women in ...
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Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Meeting With India Minister of Defence

Readout of Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., Commander, United States Pacific Command Meeting With India Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar at Camp Smith, Hawaii PACOM Director of Media Operations, U.S. Army Major Dave Eastburn provided the following readout: In a milestone event today, Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., Commander, United States Pacific Command, met with ...
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U.S. Consulate Sponsors “Women’s Safety and Empowerment” Short Film Festival Finale

Mumbai:  This evening the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai hosted the finale to its second short film festival in support of women’s safety.  The “Women’s Safety and Empowerment” film festival coincides with the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” UN global campaign, which lasts from November 25 until December 10. The grand prize-winning short ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma “Indo-U.S. Partnership – The Strategic & Commercial Dialogue”

(Begin text) Thank you Sunjoy, for your gracious introduction and for hosting us today.  It is an honor to be here with Ashley Tellis for this event.   I want to thank the Observer Research Foundation for its continued commitment to the value of ideas and critical thought in world affairs, and you should know that ...
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Megacity Security: Challenges and Opportunities Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma

I would like to thank Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. and his team at the Atlantic Council, the India Foundation, and the distinguished speakers who have come from around the world to support this conference.  It is a pleasure to be here in Mumbai to speak on the subject of Megacity Security. Recent events in Paris, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power on the Vibrancy, Resilience, and Impact of India’s Civil Society, at a Reception in New Delhi, India

Thank you, Ambassador Verma. Can anybody think of a more perfect representative of the United States to be here in India at this time? Raise your hand if you can. [Applause]. Okay, good. [Laughter]. Rich, seeing you and your beautiful family together living this adventure and forging this path for our two countries, and bringing ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma on Opportunities for Public-Private Partnership in Countering Online Radicalization and Recruitment”

Thank you for hosting me this morning.  I would like to commend the Vivekananda International Foundation and the University of Maryland National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism for organizing this workshop.  It is an honor for the Embassy to stand with Facebook in providing support for this initiative.  In addition, ...
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U.S.- India Aviation Summit Closes in Bangalore – A Roadmap Laid for Future Cooperation

Bangalore – The U.S.-India Aviation Summit closed on November 5 following two days of high level meetings and discussions between public and private sector leaders from both nations to discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral aviation partnership.  The Summit was co-hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation ...
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Remarks from Assistant Secretary for Treasury Ramin Toloui

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United States and India Joint Statement on the Trade Policy Forum

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman and Minister of Commerce and Industry of India Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman met in Washington on October 29, 2015, for the ninth ministerial-level meeting of the United States and India Trade Policy Forum (TPF).  The two governments reviewed substantive progress achieved in deepening bilateral trade and investment ...
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Statement by Adam Grotsky, Executive Director of USIEF, on the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships

New Delhi – Today Adam Grotsky, Executive Director of the United States-India Educational Foundation responded to reports on the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships.  He said “There has been no change to the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship Program, and there are no plans to change the name or administration of the program.  The name was written into the 2008 binational ...
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