U.S. Mission and Program Partners Celebrate 20th Anniversary of U.S. AFCP Projects in India

November 29, 2022 New Delhi:  On November 29, the United States Mission in India commemorated 20 years of cultural collaboration with India through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation by welcoming guests from the Ministry of Culture, the private sector, and civil society to a special celebration. “India’s rich cultural heritage has had a profound …

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Appointment of Ambassador Elizabeth Jones as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at Embassy New Delhi

October 24, 2022    Appointment of Ambassador Elizabeth Jones as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at Embassy New Delhi Ambassador Elizabeth Jones will be departing for New Delhi to serve as Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim.  She recently served as the Coordinator for Afghan Relocation Efforts.  She previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and …

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Patricia A. Lacina Visits Bhutan to Commemorate U.S.-Bhutan COVID-19 Partnership

New Delhi:  During her visit to Bhutan, from September 26-October 1, 2022, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires joined Minister of Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor in a ceremonial event to commemorate years of successful U.S.- Bhutan partnership in health leading up to and combating the COVID-19 pandemic. CDA Lacina also met Health Minister Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo …

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U.S. Mission in India Issues Highest-Ever Number of Student Visas in 2022

New Delhi, September 6, 2022 – The U.S. Mission in India has issued a record-breaking 82,000 student visas in 2022 to date.  Indian students received more U.S. student visas than any other country. The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and four Consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai prioritized the processing of student visa applications from …

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Celebrating the 246th American Independence Day

Remarks by Chargè D’Affaires Patricia Lacina Honorable Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra, distinguished guests, and honored friends, on behalf of the U.S. Embassy community in New Delhi and the American people, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Roosevelt House to celebrate 246 years of U.S. independence and 75 years of official diplomatic relations between …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission MaryKay L. Carlson at GHSA annual meeting

Good morning!  Thank you for your warm welcome.  I am very pleased to join you on behalf of the U.S. Embassy for today’s GHSA annual meeting.  The word impressive seems like an understatement when it comes to describing India’s many achievements under the Global Health Security Agenda from its beginning in 2014 to the present—especially …

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Remarks by Chargé Carlson at GE’s Diesel Locomotive Launch Event International Railway Equipment Exhibition 2017 (IREE)

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi I’m delighted to be here with Mr. Ghanshyam Singh, Member Traction, as our countries unveil what we can do together.  We’re here with two iconic names that represent the best of the United States and India, and a symbolic example of how we collaborate with state-of-the-art manufacturing.  General Electric is one …

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Passage to Prosperity Opening Plenary Remarks by Chargé Carlson

ITC Maurya Hotel | September 28, 2017 (As Prepared for Delivery) Good Morning. On behalf of the United States Embassy in New Delhi, I am honored to welcome you to Passage to Prosperity, the India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show.  It is a privilege to share the dais with this esteemed group.  That you have taken the …

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For The Children’s Sake, by MaryKay Loss Carlson

Why India must join the Hague Convention on child custody The Indian Express, September 28, 2017 The US-India relationship has grown exponentially, and our people-to-people ties are closely interwoven, as demonstrated by increases in travel, cultural exchanges and business partnerships, all of which reflect our shared values. Our mutual values are nowhere more evident than …

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Chargé Carlson’s Remarks at the Passage to Prosperity India-Afghanistan Trade Event Ministerial Dinner

ITC Maurya Hotel | September 27, 2017 (As Prepared for Delivery) On behalf of the Embassy of the United States in New Delhi, India, I am honored to welcome you to the Passage to Prosperity, the India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show.  I also want to give a very special welcome to our esteemed guests from …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson at the Women Entrepreneurs Conclave

American Center New Delhi “Women First, Prosperity for All.” That is the theme for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which India and the United States will co-host at the end of November in Hyderabad.  This theme highlights the critical role women like you play in fostering global growth and prosperity. The U.S. delegation to the Summit, …

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TIE Global and U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and Consulates partner to empower women entrepreneurs from 27 Indian cities

An important Milestone on the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit  (GES) announced by P.M. Modi recently           The All India Roadshow on Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE) spurs commitment to seed launch of Achieving Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Fund I, a $25 million early stage equity fund for women owned and …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson at the DST Lockheed Martin Tata Trust Awards Ceremony

(As Prepared) Good afternoon.  Thank you all for the warm welcome and the invitation to join this wonderful event.  I’m grateful to be able to speak to you today alongside Minister Vardhan and other senior government officials. I particularly want to thank Lockheed Martin and Tata, both of whom are partnering to promote innovation and …

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Malabar exercise helps ensure that India, Japan, US are ready to protect shared interests in the Indo-Pacific

July 11, 2017 | Op-Ed by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson in the Times of India Billions of dollars’ worth of commerce and millions of tons of cargo move through the Bay of Bengal each year, but this week the Bay is especially active as vessels from the US Navy, Indian Navy, and the Japanese Maritime …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson at Inauguration of Photo Exhibition “Keeping Faith: Indian Religious Traditions in the United States”

(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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Remarks by Chargé Carlson at Annual General Meeting of American Chamber of Commerce in India-AmCham

(As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon, everyone.  Thank you, Prat, for that kind introduction and for the opportunity to speak today about the future of U.S.-India economic synergy.  I am honored to join the many distinguished speakers here recognizing AmCham for its 25 years of service, representing more than 500 U.S. companies in India. Over …

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Innovate in India, IPR is the key

Op-ed by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Loss Carlson A neo-natal resuscitator that saves newborn children’s lives. An organic bio-stimulant that increases crop yields while simultaneously reducing fertiliser requirements. A device that provides a dignified solution for bowel function to bed-ridden patients. What do they all have in common? All are Indo-American innovations that are making a …

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When You Learn With US

Op-ed by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Loss Carlson I want to congratulate all the Indian students who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States. Graduates of US universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields around the world, and …

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CDA Carlson’s Remarks Honoring World Wildlife Day at National Zoological Park

(As Prepared) Mr. Minister, thank you for inviting me to join you today at this memorable event.  I’d also like to thank Mr. Amitabh Agnihotri, the Director of the National Zoological Park, and Mr. S. Dasgupta, the Inspector-General of Forests, for organizing this event.  Finally, I want to thank everyone here today who is taking …

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Chargé d’affaires MaryKay Carlson visits Kolkata

Chargé d’affaires (CDA) MaryKay Carlson started her day watching the  #superbowl  with members of the Kolkata Vipers football team at the American Center. CDA Carlson later visited the Access program at the  Samaritan Help Mission  in Howrah and encouraged students to study hard and follow their dreams. She took a boat ride to  Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math  later in the afternoon with Consul …

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