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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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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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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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and EducationUSA to Co-host Information Session on “Higher Education in the United States”

Mumbai: The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and EducationUSA (Ahmedabad) will be co-hosting an information session on “Higher Education in the United States” for students and parents in Ahmedabad and the surrounding area.  The session is free and open to all.  It will take place at the Ahmedabad University Auditorium, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Celebrates Student Visa Day “International Students Enrich Our Classrooms & Communities”

Mumbai – In tandem with U.S. consulates across the country, the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai heralded opportunities for higher education in the United States by declaring June 8 to be “Student Visa Day.”  Consular officers spent the day adjudicating visas only for students who had been accepted into U.S. institutions, speaking with more than ...
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Remarks by Thomas L Vajda at Waste Management Innovation Conference, Mumbai

Hotel Trident Oberoi, Mumbai on April 17, 2017 (As Prepared for Delivery) Good morning everyone. I am very pleased to welcome you to the United States-India Conference on Waste Management Innovation. I want to first extend a heartfelt thank you to our close partners in this endeavor—the Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of ...
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U.S. Consulate Convenes Waste Management Innovation Conference in Mumbai

Mumbai – The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and the Ohio State University will co-host a Waste Management Innovation Conference in Mumbai April 17-18 to exchange creative ideas and identify innovative technologies for effective management of waste that can accelerate India’s economic growth. U.S. Consul General Tom Vajda will open the conference, which aims to build ...
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USAID, Kiawah Trust and Dasra Launch ‘10to19’ A New Collaborative to Empower Five Million Adolescents across India

Mumbai, Friday, March 3: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Kiawah Trust, and Dasra today launched the “10to19: Dasra Adolescents Collaborative” to empower more than five million adolescents in India by 2021. Launched during Dasra Philanthropy Week 2017, the new collaborative will reach out to girls and boys between ages 10-19 years and will ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Sponsors Two-day Working Conference on Online Innovation and Disaster Relief

Mumbai – The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, working together with Washington D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), sponsored a working conference on “Online Innovation and Disaster Relief” conference in Mumbai on January 23 – 24, 2017.  The conference brought together approximately 40 policymakers, government officials, and ...
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Inaugural Ball To Mark Swearing In of New U.S. President Donald Trump

Namaste America and the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Co- Host Inaugural Ball To Mark Swearing In of New U.S. President Donald Trump Mumbai — U.S. Consul General Thomas L. Vajda and President of Namaste America Atul Nishar co-hosted a ball at the U.S. Consulate General to mark the swearing-in of the 45th President of the ...
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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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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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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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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. 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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Mission India’s Second Annual Student Visa Day Celebrates Higher Education Ties Between India and the United States

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and its Consulates General in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai, opened their doors today to more than 4,000 Indian students who applied for visas to pursue higher education in the United States.  Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Michael Pelletier and Consuls General throughout India congratulated the day’s visa recipients who are ...
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Joint Statement: The United States and India: Enduring Global Partners in the 21st Century (June 7, 2016)

1) The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of the United States of America Barack Obama met today in the White House during an official working visit of Prime Minister Modi to the United States.  Marking their third major bilateral summit, the leaders reviewed the deepening strategic partnership between the United States ...
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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. Ambassador Richard R. Verma Visits Bhopal

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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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma at “The Smart Cities Investors Meet,’ CII, New Delhi

“Helping Transform Indian Cities” Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma at “The Smart Cities Investors Meet” Confederation of Indian Industries New Delhi May 19, 2016 (As prepared for delivery)   Important Partnerships Delivering Results Thank you Mr. Ravi Parthasarathy.  It’s always a pleasure to be part of CII’s deliberations and I appreciate ...
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U.S. Department of Justice Provides Mutual Legal Assistance Training to Counter Terrorism Investigators in Mumbai

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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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s remarks at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, April 28, 2016

“Technology, Innovation and American Diplomacy in the 21st Century” Spencer C. Schantz Lecture Series Lehigh University, Pennsylvania Richard R. Verma, U.S. Ambassador to India  April 28, 2016  (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and gentlemen, members of the faculty, distinguished students.  It’s a sincere pleasure to be back here at my alma mater, a place of ...
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“U.S. Investing in India’s Growth” Remarks by Nisha Desai Biswal U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affai

(As prepared for delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction Aditi and thank you all for a very warm welcome, and of course a big thanks to the University of Chicago Alumni Club of India for hosting this event.  It is wonderful to back here. After my last visit to this center, which was exactly ...
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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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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

Ramin Toloui, Assistant Secretary for International Finance at U.S. Department of the Treasury Mumbai, India Note: These remarks reflect the speech as prepared Thank you for welcoming me to Mumbai.  I would like to thank the U.S.-India Business Council for arranging this evening’s event and for leading the delegation of private sector participants here in ...
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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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U.S. University Fair in Ahmedabad: Interact with 25+ University Representatives

Mumbai: The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and Indo American Education Society will hold a U.S. University Fair in Ahmedabad on November 1, 2015 at the Rajpath Club between 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. At the Fair, students and parents will have the opportunity to interact directly with Indian alumni who studied in the United States ...
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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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U.S. University Fair in Ahmedabad: Interact with 25+ University Representatives

Mumbai: The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and Indo American Education Society will hold a U.S. University Fair in Ahmedabad on November 1, 2015 at the Rajpath Club between 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. At the Fair, students and parents will have the opportunity to interact directly with Indian alumni who studied in the United States ...
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U.S. Consul General Visits Nashik

U.S. Consul General Thomas Vajda visited the “grape city” of Nashik October 26-27, 2015 as part of his outreach to the different cities in western India in support of greater opportunities for U.S.-India trade and investment.  During what was his first visit to Nashik, Consul General Vajda visited the Lord Corporation; a North Carolina-based tech ...
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$100 Million Gift to NYU School of Engineering from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon

School to Be Renamed NYU Tandon School of Engineering Gift to Advance Academic Excellence and Transform School NYU President John Sexton and Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, dean of the School of Engineering, today announced a $100 million gift from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon for engineering at NYU.  The gift — which will principally support faculty hiring and ...
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$100 Million Gift to NYU School of Engineering from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon

School to Be Renamed NYU Tandon School of Engineering Gift to Advance Academic Excellence and Transform School NYU President John Sexton and Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, dean of the School of Engineering, today announced a $100 million gift from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon for engineering at NYU.  The gift — which will principally support faculty hiring and ...
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CDC Awards $15 Million to Multiple Partners in India to Support Critical Global Health Security Work

New Delhi – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday the award of more than $15 million dollars to twelve different Indian organizations to help implement Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) projects across the country. The cooperative agreements will allow for the expansion of various disease detection networks, as well as ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Festival Season Security Alert

The U.S. Consulate wishes all U.S. citizens in Kolkata a safe and happy holiday season as we approach the many upcoming holidays and festivals.  We would also like to bring to your attention that the Indian government has issued an alert for possible terrorist strikes in congested areas during this festival season.  The Consulate would ...
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CDC Awards $15 Million to Multiple Partners in India to Support Critical Global Health Security Work

New Delhi – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday the award of more than $15 million dollars to twelve different Indian organizations to help implement Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) projects across the country. The cooperative agreements will allow for the expansion of various disease detection networks, as well as provide ...
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Study in the U.S. – USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair 2015

Interact with 24 U.S. University Representatives! Mumbai: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will hold a University Fair in Mumbai on Friday October 2, 2015.  The University Fair is free and open to the public.  It will take place at the J.W. Marriott Hotel Juhu, Mumbai between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  At the fair, students ...
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Defense Pow/Mia Accounting Agency Returns to Arunachal to Search for Remains of Unaccounted for U.S. Service Members

New Delhi – Specialized identification and recovery teams from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) arrived in India Sunday, September 27, to search for Americans who remain unaccounted for from World War II. The Embassy of the United States of America and DPAA worked with the government of India to coordinate this opportunity for the agency ...
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Two centuries of U.S.-India relations: U.S. Consulate General brings ‘Kindred Nations’ exhibit to Mumbai

Mumbai:  On September 24, U.S. Consul General Tom Vajda and Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Honorary Director and Managing Trustee Tasneem Zakaria Mehta jointly launched the “Kindred Nations: The United States and India, 1783-1947”exhibit at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai.  Kindred Nations showcases U.S.-India relations over the past two centuries through historical images ...
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U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue Joint Statement and Joint Declaration on Combating Terrorism

United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker welcomed India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman for the first U.S.- India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue held in Washington DC on 22 September 2015.  The Sides appreciated the intense engagement between India ...
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FACT SHEET U.S.-India Commercial, Trade, and Economic Cooperation

The United States and India share a strong and growing commercial and economic relationship, driven by entrepreneurs and businesses in both countries.  In January, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi decided to elevate the bilateral commercial and economic partnership by establishing the first-ever U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) which was held today in Washington, ...
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FACT SHEET U.S.-India Cooperation, Aligned Across the Globe

Since the launch of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in 2010, the United States and India have dramatically expanded their political and economic cooperation in line with their natural alliance.  This year’s inaugural meeting of the Strategic and Commercial Dialogue reflects the growth of that relationship and closer collaboration on global issues.  U.S.-India cooperation, which President ...
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FACT SHEET U.S.-India Energy & Climate, Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Cooperation

Recognizing the critical importance of increasing energy security and access, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving resilience in the face of climate change, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi agreed in September 2014 to a new and enhanced strategic partnership on energy security, clean energy, and climate change, including strengthening and expanding the highly successful ...
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Announces Business Development Mission to India

Washington – U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews today announced that he will lead a Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India from February 8-12, 2016, with stops in Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi. The trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business in India, focusing on technologies, systems and services ...
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FACT SHEET U.S.-India Higher Education and Skills Development Cooperation

Education has always been a pillar of the U.S.-India strategic partnership.  We recognize that higher education and vocational training are essential to economic development, and we remain committed to strengthening our exchanges of students, scholars, and technical knowledge.  In anticipation of our annual bilateral Higher Education Dialogue, we will expand and create several programs to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard Verma at 11th Indo-U.S. Economic Summit

“Taking Bilateral Trade to $500 Billion” Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma At the 11th Indo-U.S. Economic Summit Hosted by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Monday, September 14, 2015 New Delhi, India (As prepared for delivery) Good morning and thank you for the warm introduction, Dr. Bhasin.  I am honored to share the dais with the ...
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US Ambassador Convenes Corporate Leaders for TB-Free India

Mumbai, 10 September, 2015: The U.S. Ambassador to India Mr. Richard Verma today launched the ‘Mumbai Dialogue: Towards a TB-Free India’ along with legendary Bollywood actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Sir Ratan Tata Trusts. The goal is to engage the corporate sector to further strengthen the Government of India’s Call to Action for ...
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Ambassador Richard Verma’s remarks at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati, Assam, September 2, 2015

U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s Remarks at the “International Training Program on Leadership and Career Development for Women Scientists & Technologists” organized jointly by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and COACH International at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship Guwahati, Assam September 2, 2015 Thank you.  Hello and Namaste.  I’m delighted to be here with you this ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma Visits Guwahati, Assam September 1-2, 2015

Guwahati – The United States Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, visited Assam as part of his familiarization tour of India.  During his first visit to the state, the Ambassador drew attention to several key aspects of the now re-energized U.S. – India partnership. Ambassador Verma paid a courtesy call on Governor P.B Acharya and had ...
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Planned strike scheduled for September 2, 2015

Consulate General Kolkata will be closed for routine consular services on September 2, 2015 due to a planned trade union/transportation strike in Kolkata.  U.S. citizens in need of emergency services should contact the Consulate by calling +91-990-304-2956. We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. ...
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Jonathan Addleton Sworn in as Mission Director to USAID/India

New Delhi – Ambassador Jonathan Addleton was sworn in today as the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director to India.  Addleton assumes leadership as USAID partners with India to foster in-country sustainability and ownership, with a focus on health, urban water and sanitation, food security, clean energy, early grade reading, and women’s empowerment. ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s Remarks at ASSOCHAM’s 7th Annual Summit on Cyber and Network Security

(As prepared for delivery)  U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s Remarks at ASSOCHAM’s 7th Annual Summit on Cyber and Network Security Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Ashok Hotel, New Delhi Good morning and thanks for the generous introduction.  I’m delighted to be here and thank ASSOCHAM for the chance to speak to you on this important topic.  Of ...
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USAID, Tata Trusts to Enhance Reading Skills of 93,000 Children in India

Mumbai – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alfonso E. Lenhardt today announced that USAID will soon launch a $5.2 million partnership with Tata Trusts to improve the reading skills of 93,000 primary school children across three states in India. The project, “Nurturing Early Literacy”, will impact two administrative blocks in Rajasthan, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Gujarat

The U.S. Consulate Mumbai alerts U.S. citizens that protests are occurring in various cities across the state of Gujarat.  According to media reports, large groups of protestors have gathered in various locations, including the cities of Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Mehsana.  Protests are related to the extension of state benefits. Media reports also indicate that ...
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Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma Defence Services Staff College Wellington, Tamil Nadu

Introduction Thank you for the warm introduction.  I would also like to thank Commandant Lieutenant General SK Gadeock, the Directing Staff, and the students here today.  The Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) is a testament to the deep people-to-people ties between the United States and India.  Over the last 65 years, the United States has ...
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President Obama and Prime Minister Modi establish secure phone line to elevate U.S.-India strategic-plus Partnership

New Delhi – Reflecting the close ties between the U.S. and Indian democracies as outlined in the January 25, 2015, Delhi Declaration of Friendship, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to establish secure phone lines to further discuss their commitment to a long-term partnership for prosperity and peace for the global ...
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Ambassador’s remarks at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, August 24, 2015

Thank you for the warm introduction.  I would also like to thank TNAU Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramaswamy, the faculty of TNAU, and the student body for the invitation to speak with you today—it is an honor.  I would like to start this morning by congratulating you, the students and faculty of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma Visits City Of Nawabs August 19- 20, 2015

Lucknow – The United States Ambassador to India, Mr. Richard Verma, visited Lucknow August 19-20. On his first visit to the city, Ambassador Verma met with Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, and several opposition leaders. He also had meetings on issues of culture, education, trade, and business. On Thursday, the Ambassador toured the famous ...
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India, United States Seek Proposals for Innovative Off-Grid Clean Energy Projects

New Delhi – In another step forward for the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE), U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma announced today that up to $2 million in grants will be made available for innovative, early-stage off-grid clean energy projects in the first round of the PACEsetter Fund, a joint 50 crore rupee ($7.9 ...
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Afghanistan-India Renewable Energy Summit

New Delhi, India – The Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union and the Ministry of Energy and Water hosted a two day Afghanistan-India Renewable Energy Summit in New Delhi on August 6 and 7. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Embassy of India in Afghanistan and the Federation of India Chamber of Commerce and ...
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“Protecting Our Shared Spaces” – Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma at the Observer Research Foundation

Introduction Thank you for the kind introduction, Sunjoy, and for hosting me today.  I would like to commend the Observer Research Foundation for its commitment to excellence in producing first-rate analysis on world affairs. The Embassy team and I value your insights and counsel. Just over a month ago, Vice President Biden commemorated the ten-year ...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s message on India’s Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send our best wishes to the people of the Republic of India as you celebrate your Independence Day this August 15. Today we commemorate the legacy of India’s freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Sardar Patel, whose message of nonviolence ...
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President Obama to Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants

The Clean Power Plan is a Landmark Action to Protect Public Health, Reduce Energy Bills for Households and Businesses, Create American Jobs, and Bring Clean Power to Communities across the Country Today at the White House, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the final Clean Power Plan , a historic step in the ...
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Statement by the President on the Death of Former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

On behalf of the American people, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the people of India on the passing of former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.  A scientist and statesman, Dr. Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become one of India’s most accomplished leaders, earning esteem at home and abroad.  An advocate ...
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Joint Op-ed “India And The U.S. Partnering To Shape The 21st Century”

LINK:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arun-k-singh-/india-and-the-us-partnering_b_7814248.html This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the landmark U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative that transformed our bilateral relationship into a strategic partnership built on mutual trust and natural affinity. As two ambassadors named in recent months, we’ve seen firsthand the promise of the U.S.-India partnership. The historic visits of Prime Minister Modi to ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s Remarks at the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” Event

Chief Minister Lal, distinguished guests, thank you for the invitation to join you today. I would like to congratulate the Chief Minister for initiating today’s call to action to save and educate the daughters of Haryana.  It is not a coincidence that Prime Minister Modi launched Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao earlier this year from Haryana.  ...
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Statement by U.S. President Obama on Iran

Washington, D.C.: Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change — change ...
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United States and India Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

New Delhi: U.S. Ambassador to India Mr. Richard Verma and Indian Revenue Secretary Mr. Shaktikanta Das today signed an Inter Governmental Agreement (IGA) to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters.  The agreement underscores growing international cooperation to end tax evasion everywhere. The text ...
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Mumbai Celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Mumbai:  Tonight the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai celebrated the 239th anniversary of U.S. independence at the Taj Lands End Hotel.  Guest of Honor and iconic Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan as well as Chief GuestSumit Mullick, Maharashtra Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Protocol Officer, joined U.S. Consul General in Mumbai Tom Vajda in marking the special ...
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India, United States Establish “PACEsetter Fund” to Accelerate Off-Grid Clean Energy Innovation

As part of President Obama and Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to strengthening and expanding the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE), U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Secretary Upendra Tripathy today signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the “PACEsetter Fund,” a new joint 50 crore rupee ($7.9 million) fund ...
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“Stronger Together” Convocation Speech by U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma for the Fourth Class of Young India Fellows

“Stronger Together” Convocation Speech by U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma for the Fourth Class of Young India Fellows Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana June 27, 2015, 6 PM Welcome Thank you Vice Chancellor Mukherjee for that kind introduction.  I also want to acknowledge my friend, Dr. Pramath Sinha.  Both of you are leading such a remarkable effort ...
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U.S. and India Commit to a Future of Expanded Health Collaboration

New Delhi – Today representatives from U.S. and Indian public health agencies signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) aimed at advancing a broad range of joint research ventures, public health collaborations, and clinical exchanges. Addressing cooperative opportunities in areas as diverse as cancer prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and traffic safety, the proposed MOUs reflect ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma on Smart Buildings and Smart Cities At the Honeywell “Smart Building Score” Global Launch

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma on Smart Buildings and Smart Cities At the Honeywell   “Smart Building Score” Global Launch Location:  The Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi Good morning.  It is a pleasure to be here with all of you.  I would like to thank Honeywell and USIBC for inviting me to be part ...
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Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Announces Fourth Round of Awards

Education Ties between India and the United States Grow Stronger: Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Announces Fourth Round of Awards   New Delhi – In a continuation of the educational partnership between India and the United States, the State Department is pleased to announce the eight institutional partnership projects below for the fourth round of ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry On Ramadan

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month provides spiritual nourishment and reinforces appreciation for the universal value — and values — of humanity.  It is also ...
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Worldwide Delay in Processing of U.S. Visas and Passports

New Delhi – The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.  This ...
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USAID and TATA Trust partner to support development innovations in India

New Delhi – The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Tata Trusts, comprising of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust & Allied Trusts and Sir Dorabji Tata Trust & Allied Trusts, on June 11 executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Mumbai to explore partnership opportunities to support development innovation in maternal and child ...
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India and U.S. to Strengthen Livelihoods of Over 3,000 Afghan Women

New Delhi – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt announced a new $1.5 million, three-year award to the Indian Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), the world’s largest women’s cooperative, with a membership exceeding 1.9 million.  SEWA will partner with government and civil society stakeholders in Afghanistan and India to train more ...
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Student Visa Day: Welcoming Students to the United States! (Fact Sheet)

Mumbai/New Delhi:  Thousands of bright, ambitious students from India choose U.S. higher educational institutions for their academic excellence, cutting-edge technology, extensive support services for international students, generous funding opportunities, wide variety of educational options, flexible curricula and hands-on training and work experience (OPT and CPT) opportunities. There are nearly 9,000 colleges, universities, and vocational schools ...
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CG Vajda Addresses Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India Biennial

On May 21, 2015, the Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI) held its Biennial Convention in Mumbai. The event regularly draws participants from across the import-export trade as well as high level government officials from around India. FFFAI represents 5,000 customs brokers and freight forwarders that control 90% of India’s international logistics trade. ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma’s Speech at Ananta Aspen Institute

Foundations of the U.S. – India Strategic-Plus Relationship  Ananta Aspen Centre has long been on the cutting edge of developing and discussing ideas that turn into initiatives between our countries.  Your support through the years has been a vital part of strengthening the relationship. I appreciate the invitation to come and speak today about the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s Remarks at the American Chamber Of Commerce Annual General Meeting

Smart Partners: U.S. Business, Smart Cities, and the U.S. – India Relationship Thank you to AmCham for inviting me to speak at your annual meeting.  I truly wish we were meeting under more auspicious circumstances.  As we come together today, the search for survivors continues in Nepal and the process of grieving and rebuilding is ...
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Emergency Message: Earthquake Aftershock Possible in India in Areas Near Nepal

1. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to some parts in the Indian states of Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, and the northern portion of West Bengal and recommends that U.S. citizens in these areas exercise caution following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25.  The possibility for aftershocks ...
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USAID and CKS Announce Early Grade Reading Awards

New Delhi – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS), today, announced the three winners of the READ Alliance’s Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge 2014.  The Read – Engage – Achieve – Dream (READ) Alliance is a $3.2 million initiative to help improve the reading skills of millions ...
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“Margarita With a Straw” Screening at U.S. Consulate General for World Intellectual Property Rights Day

Mumbai – On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, the Motion Picture Distributors Association (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Viacom Motion Pictures hosted a special screening of the acclaimed film “Margarita With a Straw” in commemoration of World Intellectual Property Rights Day.  The screening at the Consulate featured special guests Shonali Bose, the film’s director and ...
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Text of U.S. Ambassador’s Climate Speech & Link to Secretary Kerry’s Special Video Message

Green – the Color of Growth:  The Business Case for Climate Action Thank you.  Distinguished guests, friends, welcome.  Thank you for joining us here today.  Please also join me in thanking CII for hosting us and for its continuing strong support and interest in climate change issues. Climate change has been called the most complicated ...
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USAID & Swayam Shikshan Prayog Support Global Dialogue on Women in India’s Clean Energy Sector

New Delhi – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) today held an international dialogue on the emerging role of women entrepreneurs in promoting clean energy at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The two-day dialogue called the ‘wPOWER Global Partnership Forum’ was opened jointly by Varsha Joshi, Joint Secretary, ...
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U.S. Transportation Secretary and Minister of Road Transport, Highways, and Shipping Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

Agreement helps save lives by expanding the coordination of vital safety information between countries. New Delhi – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Transportation with India’s Minister of Road Transport, Highways, and Shipping Nitin Gadkari. The MOC will establish a Transportation Partnership among the U.S. Department of Transportation and ...
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India and the U.S. Pilot Study to Make the Yamuna Expressway Safer

New Delhi – During an event featuring the U.S. Secretary of Transportation’s visit to India, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States, announced today a study on road safety on ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma’s Presentation at the Global Sankalp Summit

Good morning.  Ministers, Hosts, Distinguished Guests. On the walls of my home at the embassy are a number of inspiring photographs that represent India and the United States.  One of my favorites is the one of President Kennedy meeting Prime Minister Nehru in 1961. Three days before that historic meeting, President Kennedy had created the ...
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U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Visits New Delhi

New Delhi – Ambassador Dan Feldman, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, visited New Delhi on April 7 to continue high-level U.S.-India consultations on Afghanistan following on President Obama’s visit in January 2015. Special Representative Feldman met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, and other Indian government counterparts. They discussed ...
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Improved Aviation Safety Rating for India

New Delhi – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that India complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has been granted a Category 1 rating under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program.  The announcement was made during a meeting between Secretary Foxx and India’s Minister of ...
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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 May 06-07, 2015.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, CRBA and notarize documents for use in the United States. Please remember you need six ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Opens “Women Make It Happen” Photography Exhibit

Mumbai:  U.S. Consulate General Mumbai honored 13 winners of the photography exhibit entitled “Women Make It Happen,” on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m. at the NCPA Piramal Art Gallery.  This exhibit capped the Consulate’s fifth annual photo contest on women’s empowerment.  The exhibit runs through April 5. The photo contest commemorated International Women’s Day ...
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Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships — Opportunities to Expand Academic Horizons in the United States

New Delhi — The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships.  Such exchanges have, over the years, helped bring the people of India and the United States closer together.  The Fulbright program offers opportunities in the United States that enrich fellows’ academic, research, teaching ...
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India’s Vibrant Muslim Communities Vital to U.S.-India Strategic

New Delhi –  In a March 4 town hall at the India Islamic Cultural Center (IICC), U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma told India’s leading Muslim entrepreneurs, scholars, and clerics that they were each “vital players in advancing our countries’ shared values and vision.” Noting that “the future of the U.S.-India relationship depends on ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

Dean Rangnekar, thank you for that kind introduction. I’d like to begin by welcoming members of the many business chambers with us here tonight:  the American Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), and the National Association of ...
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Statement on the visit of U.S. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistana and Pakistan Laurel Miller

New Delhi – As President Obama and Prime Minister Modi outlined in their 2015 Joint Statement, the United States and India share the commitment for a secure, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan.  The leaders have repeatedly asserted the importance of a sustainable, inclusive, sovereign, and democratic political order in Afghanistan for the benefit of the entire ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Launches “Make It Happen” Photography Contest for International Women’s Day

For the fifth year in a row, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, which takes place every March in the United States, through a photography contest. The theme of this year’s contest, “Make It Happen,” underscores the shared commitment of the United States and India to the empowerment ...
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U.S.-India Strategic Partnership on Display at Aero India 2015

Bengaluru: On February 18, U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma opened the U.S. Pavilion at Aero India 2015, calling the exhibit “the best of U.S. aviation and defense technology.” “Airshows like Aero India allow us to demonstrate our commitment to the strategic relationship with key international partners,” Ambassador Verma said.  “And in 2015, the ...
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Department of State Promotes U.S. Aerospace and Defense Technology at Aero India 2015

Building on President Obama’s successful visit to India last month, top U.S. officials will promote U.S.-India defense cooperation, advocate for U.S. companies bidding on foreign commercial and defense contracts, and provide an update on Export Control Reform at the Aero India 2015 air show and aviation exhibition in Bangalore February 18-20, 2015. The U.S. delegation will be headed ...
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U.S. Treasury Focus on Financial Inclusion

Mumbai – Yesterday, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew visited a Unique Identification Enrollment Center in Mumbai, India.  These centers, which have been established by the Government of India across the country, have already provided identification for and helped establish bank accounts for 800 million Indian citizens.  This initiative underscores the importance of financial inclusion ...
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Secretary Lew Visits Unique Identification Enrollment Center in Mumbai

Mumbai:  Secretary Lew is in India this week to participate in the U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership, meet with business leaders, and help further our cooperation on economic issues important to both nations. While in Mumbai yesterday, Secretary Lew visited a Unique Identification Enrollment Center in Koli Village, a small fishing community. These centers, established ...
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Statement of U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the Joint Press Conference with Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

It is a great honor to be back in India for my first visit as Treasury Secretary, and I want to thank Finance Minister Jaitley for hosting me today. The Obama administration has made deepening the bonds between the United States and India a key priority.  The President reaffirmed that commitment when he visited India ...
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Remarks of Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and U.S.-India Business Council Roundtable

Thank you, Anand, for that warm introduction and for moderating today’s discussion. It is a pleasure to make my first visit to India as Treasury Secretary and I appreciate all of you joining us here today and I want to thank the Confederation of Indian Industry and the U.S.-India Business Council for organizing this event. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Verma at Asia Society Event, “A New Moment”

Thank you for that introduction, Bunty. And thank you to all of the Asia Society staff, members, and guests for welcoming me this evening.  Although I traveled to western India last month to accompany Secretary Kerry to Vibrant Gujarat, this is my first visit to Mumbai as Ambassador.  It’s a pleasure to spend part of ...
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Secretary Lew to attend G-20 Finance Ministers Meeting in Turkey and to visit India for the Fifth Annual U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership

Washington:  The U.S. Department of the Treasury on February 4, 2015, announced that Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will attend the G-20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on February 9-10, 2015.  Following the G-20, Secretary Lew will travel to India on February 11 and 12, to ...
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Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of India

President Obama:  Namaste!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Thank you so much, Neha, for what a wonderful introduction.  (Applause.)  Everybody, please have a seat.  Nothing fills me with more hope than when I hear incredible young people like Neha and all the outstanding work that she’s doing on behalf of India’s youth and for representing ...
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USAID, Indian and U.S. Companies to Support India’s Initiative to Extend Financial Services to all Citizens

New Delhi:  During his historic second visit to India, President Obama commended Prime Minister Modi’s Jan Dhan initiative to prioritize financial inclusion for all of India’s citizens.  As part of the President’s pledge of U.S. support for this vital Government of India goal, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that ...
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The Highlights of President Obama’s Visit to India

“Chalein saath saath; forward together we go.” — India-U.S. Delhi Declaration of Friendship President Obama and the First Lady traveled to India this week — their first time visting the South Asian nation since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in on May 26, 2014. America and India are true global partners in the work of strengthening economies and strong ...
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“Mann ki Baat”: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Modi of the Republic of India in a Joint Radio Address

Prime Minister Modi: (Speaks Hindi.)  I request President Barack Obama to say a few words. President Obama:  Namaste.  Thank you, Prime Minister Modi, for your kind words and for the incredible hospitality you’ve shown me and my wife, Michelle, on this visit. And let me say to the people of India how honored I am ...
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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 February 10-12, 2015.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, CRBA and notarize documents for use in the United States. These services will be ...
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USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Partner with Ministry of Urban Development to Help India Achieve Sanitation for All

New Delhi -The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the Swachh Bharat Clean India Mission, launched by the Government of India on October 2, 2014. The MoUD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with USAID and ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry Leads U.S. Delegation at Vibrant Gujarat

Ahmedabad – Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his delegation completed a historic two-day visit to the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit.  While in Gujarat, the Secretary discussed the importance of the U.S.-India strategic partnership, and how U.S. technology and innovation can enhance sustainable economic growth throughout the Indo-Pacific region. The Secretary’s high-level delegation to Vibrant Gujarat included ...
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Secretary Kerry Travel to India

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ahmedabad, India, on January 10, 2015, to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Secretary will join leading U.S. business executives and innovators at the Summit to highlight the critical role that U.S. technology plays in supporting ...
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USAID and Chhattisgarh Partner to Promote Off-Grid Renewable Energy

Raipur – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) to jointly work on the deployment and financing of off-grid renewable energy projects. As part of this initiative, USAID will help design and implement a state level off-grid fund, and support CREDA in the ...
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U.S. Fruit Featured at Grocery Stores across India

Mumbai – The California Table Grape Commission, Pear Bureau Northwest, and Washington Apple Commission, in association with the Metro and Foodhall grocery chains, are celebrating a month-long U.S. Fresh Fruit Festival in 16 stores across six cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Zirakpur, and Pune. The promotion includes a special in-store display of U.S. fresh fruits, sampling, and ...
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Consulate Hosts “PeaceTech Exchange” to Promote Women’s Safety and Empowerment

Mumbai – The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai partnered with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Samhita Social Ventures to organize a “PeaceTech Exchange” in Mumbai, December 6-7, 2014.  The two-day event brought together more than 50 Indian technology experts and civil society representatives, working to prevent gender-based violence, to discover how technology can ...
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U.S. Franchising Trade Mission to Identify Potential Indian Master Franchisees

Mumbai –  What is the common link between Cricket, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Curves for Women? All have launched profitable business ventures through the franchising model and have targeted growth plans for future expansions. To capitalize on this momentum, eleven U.S. franchisors will visit Mumbai on Monday, December 8, 2014, to identify potential master franchisees/licensees ...
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U.S. Consulate Sponsors Short Film Festival on Women’s Safety and Empowerment

Mumbai –  This evening the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai hosted the finale to its short film festival in support of women’s safety.  The “Women’s Safety and Empowerment” film contest coincides with the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” global campaign that takes place from November 25 until December 10.  Guest judges at the event ...
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Consular Services in Goa

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 Goa on December 4-5, 2014.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports and notarize documents for use in the United States. These services will be offered ...
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The U.S. and India Deepen Science and Technology Ties during India-U.S. Technology Summit and Joint Commission Meeting on S & T Cooperation

New Delhi – Through a series of high-level visits and dialogues, the U.S and Indian governments are working actively to implement President Obama’s and Prime Minister Modi’s mutual commitment to strengthen and deepen U.S.-India cooperation in every sector for the benefit of global stability and people’s livelihoods. This past week, Dr. John P. Holdren, Science Advisor ...
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In Surat and Bardoli to Discuss Studies in the U.S.

International Education Month continues. To highlight the value of international education, a consular officer from Mumbai traveled to Surat and Bardoli and met with five student groups, reaching approximately 900 students total. He explained to them how to select a university in the United States and shared information about the visa application process. The consular ...
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U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue Takes Place in Mumbai

Mumbai – Assistant Secretary of U.S. Department of Commerce for Global Markets Arun Kumar and Director-Americas Mugdha Sinha, Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, co-chaired a public-private U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue roundtable on sharing best practices in corrosion prevention technologies and standards with representatives from the Indian and U.S. private sectors on the margins of CORCON 2014, on ...
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Statement by Ambassador Froman on U.S.-India WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman released the following statement welcoming an agreement between the United States and India on elements aimed at unlocking progress at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The agreement announced today between the United States and India paves the way for full implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin Travels to Mumbai and New Delhi, India

The Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, Charles Rivkin, will travel to Mumbai and New Delhi, India, November 13 – 20, where he will meet with business leaders and government officials to discuss areas and opportunities for enhanced economic engagement. While in New Delhi, the Assistant Secretary will participate in the India – ...
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Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will travel to Nepal and India

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will travel to Nepal and India from November 9-16, 2014. While in Nepal, Under Secretary Sewall will meet with the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister, and other senior government officials to discuss bilateral coordination on key issues, including Nepal’s progress toward adopting ...
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The United States is a Partner Country for the 2015 Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit

Mumbai – The United States is pleased to announce that at the invitation of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, it will be a partner country for the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit that will take place January 2015 in Gujarat.  This marks the first time the United States will join the event as a partner country.  During ...
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India and U.S. Expand Development Cooperation in Asia and Africa

New Delhi –  India and the United States today signed the Statement of Guiding Principles on Triangular Cooperation for Global Development.  The Statement was signed by Kumar Tuhin, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs of India and John A. Beed, Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in India. Pursuant to ...
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U.S. to Contribute $100,000 to Cyclone Hudhud Relief Efforts

New Delhi – Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens extended her deepest sympathies on behalf of the American people to the people of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha who have been affected by recent Cyclone Hudhud, especially the dozens of families who have lost their loved ones. Ambassador Stephens, in coordination with central and state authorities, announced that ...
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U.S. Consulate Mumbai Celebrates Diwali

For the first time since relocating to the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in 2011, the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is celebrating the Diwali festival of lights through special holiday illumination hung around the Consulate.  If you are in the BKC area and interested in seeing the lights, they will be up until October 31.  The ...
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Town Hall Event

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 Saturday, November 15.  Come join us on our Consulate lawn for an afternoon of fun games and activities for U.S. citizens of all ages.  Meet recently ...
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U.S. Consul General Opens New American Business Corner in Pune

On October 20, 2014, U.S. Consul General Tom Vajda inaugurated a new American Business Corner in Pune.  The new Business Corner, which is located in the Maharatta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture Trade Tower, will act as a clearinghouse to connect Pune-based companies with U.S. companies interested in doing business together.  As a platform ...
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U.S. Consulate Sponsors Citizen Journalism Workshop in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad –  On October 18-19, the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai sponsored two “Citizen Journalism” workshops for youth in Ahmedabad in cooperation with two alumni of U.S. State Department programs.  Youth in attendance learned how to use online tools such as mobile phones, blogs, and Twitter to share their voices and make positive change in their communities. ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Recipients – Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai

There is no greater purpose than a life lived in service to those whom society has forgotten. Today, I congratulate Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for winning the 95th Nobel Peace Prize. Their efforts to promote the rights of children have benefited millions of young people around the world. Kailash and his organization, Bachpan Bachao ...
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U.S.-India Joint Statement and Fact Sheets

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of the United States of America Barack Obama met this morning.  Marking their first bilateral summit, the President recognized the Prime Minister’s historic election victory in the largest democratic election ever held. The two leaders extolled the broad strategic and global partnership between the United ...
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Voting Message for U.S. Citizens

Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6 Be an Active Voter and take the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2014 elections is October 6.  For some voters paper voter registrations and absentee ballot requests must reach their local election officials by ...
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U.S. Consulate General Gives Navratri Greetings

Mumbai – The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai extends its greetings to those across western India who are starting celebrations of the nine-day festival of Navratri.  While this annual festival is celebrated throughout India–and in Gujarat in particular–it has also gained attention in the United States through Indian-American and student groups’ celebrations, which promote diversity and an ...
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U.S. University Fair in Mumbai: Interact with 30 University Representatives

Mumbai – The United States-India Educational Foundation will hold a University Fair in Mumbai on Saturday September 20, 2014.   The University Fair is free and open to the public.   It will take place at the Vivanta by Taj Hotel (Cuffe Parade) between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Students will have the opportunity to meet U.S. university representatives ...
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U.S. Extends Humanitarian Relief to Flood Victims

New Delhi – On behalf of the American people, Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens today extended her deepest sympathies to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been affected by the recent flooding, especially the hundreds of families who have lost loved ones. In coordination with central and state authorities, Ambassador Stephens announced that ...
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Top U.S. Official To Visit Five Cities In India To Promote Indian Investment Into The United States

New Delhi – Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director of SelectUSA, will partake in a five-city tour of India from September 18-24, 2014, to encourage Indian investment into the United States and raise awareness of U.S. services available to Indian companies. Ambassador Thummalapally will visit New Delhi, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Mumbai, and Bangalore to meet with business ...
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United States and India Celebrate Collaboration on Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Training

New Delhi – The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) India Country Director Ken Earhart and senior officials from the Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) convened today in New Delhi to celebrate the collaboration between the U.S. CDC and the Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s ...
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U.S. University Fair in Pune: Interact with 25 University Representatives!

Mumbai – U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will hold a University Fair in Pune on September 13, 2014.  The University Fair is free and open to the public.  It will take place at the Westin Hotel (Koregaon Park) between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.  Students will have the opportunity to not only meet Indian alumni who have studied in ...
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BCCI and USAID Call on the Private Sector to Join Forest Conservation in India

Mumbai – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) hosted the first national consultation on public-private partnerships to promote forest conservation. Speaking at the event, U.S. Consul General in Mumbai Mr. Tom Vajda said, “Because of the key role forestry plays in climate change mitigation, it is an important ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Celebrates National Day

Mumbai – The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai celebrated its National Day on August 22 at the Taj Palace Hotel with Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, U.S. Consul General in Mumbai Tom Vajda, and Chief Guest Swadheen Kshatriya, Maharashtra Chief Secretary. Ambassador Stephens, who arrived in New Delhi in June 2014, said ...
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U.S. Consulate Inaugurates English Education Program in Ahmedabad

Mumbai – U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will inaugurate the English Access Microscholarship Program at the Ahmedabad Management Association on Saturday, August 2, 2014.  More than 200 Ahmedabad-based students are participating in the two-year Access program, which is run in partnership with non-governmental organization Pratham Gujarat.  By participating in Access, students will learn skills that can lead to ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Trade and Economic Cooperation

The United States and India share a strong and growing economic relationship, driven by entrepreneurial and visionary individuals, institutions, and businesses in both countries.  This engagement, including trade, education, cultural, and familial ties, has always been at the leading edge of the U.S.-India relationship and strategic partnership, and continues to expand.  Our bilateral trade expanded ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Cooperation

Accelerating our partnership following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the United States and India continue to expand their counterterrorism and homeland security cooperation, enhancing global as well as bilateral security through ongoing dialogues, capacity building initiatives, and multilateral efforts such as the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum. Together, our two countries are meeting the evolving security challenges ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Energy and Climate Cooperation

Recognizing the strategic importance of energy access and security, and building on our partnership under the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue, the United States and India continue to expand energy cooperation and exchange best practices. Acknowledging the significant risks climate change and environmental health pose to both countries, the United States and India are also furthering cooperation ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Science and Technology, Innovation, and Health Cooperation

Science and technology cooperation between the United States and India strengthens our bilateral relationship, promotes economic growth, and allows us to develop new and innovative technologies and products to address shared challenges. The United States and India believe that science, technology, and innovation are key tools that will help us address global challenges such as ...
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Tonight’s Livestream of Secretary Kerry’s Remarks

About the event:  Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a speech at a launch event inaugurating the Center for American Progress’ “India: 2020” program at 11:00 p.m. IST on Monday, July 28, at the Center for American Progress (CAP).  The remarks will be streamed live on www.state.gov .  Follow @StateDept, @StateDeptLive, @JohnKerry, and @Amprog for ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Join Secretary of State John Kerry for the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join Secretary of State John Kerry for the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi on July 31. Secretary Pritzker will lead discussions aimed at helping strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and India through collaboration in several key sectors. Their trip will mark the first U.S. Cabinet-level ...
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Transcript of Nisha Biswal’s Statement to the Press Outside of the Ministry of External Affairs

Hello.  Good afternoon.  I’m here with Ambassador Kathy Stephens who is here as our Charge, as our Ambassador in New Delhi.  She arrived just a couple days ago.  We’re here having some wonderful meetings and consultations with the Government of India.  The United States is very committed to the U.S.-India relationship.  And this is an ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Inaugurates English Access Microscholarship Program in Mumbai

Mumbai: U. S. Consulate General Mumbai’s Cultural Affairs Officer Anamika Chakravorty will inaugurate the English Access Microscholarship Program at Anjuman-I-Islam’s Syed Tyabji Girls High School, Nagpada, Mumbai,on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. 100 students will participate in the program at Syed Tyabji Girls High School. This program is part of the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai’s partnership ...
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Indian Advisors to Participate in Forum Promoting Educational Ties between the United States and India

Ryan Apolin Pereira from Mumbai and Swetha Muthanna from Bangalore, educational advisers for EducationUSA at United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF) and Yashna Trust respectively, will participate June 23-25 in the fifth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C. Educational exchange plays an important role in strengthening ties between the United States and countries around the ...
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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 July 30-31, 2014.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports, notarize documents for use in the United States, and provide voting assistance. These services ...
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U.S. Consulate General Inaugurates American Business Corner in Indore

Mumbai – U.S. Principal Commercial Officer Camille Richardson today inaugurated the American Business Corner (ABC) in partnership with the Indore Management Association in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Speaking at the occasion, Ms. Richardson said, “The American Business Corner in Indore will foster new trade and investment links between the United States and India, helping create jobs ...
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United States Chargé d’Affaires, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, Arrives in New Delhi

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens has arrived at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to begin her tenure as the United States Chargé d’Affaires ad interim to India.  Chargé d’Affaires Stephens will lead the U.S. Mission’s work in continuing to advance the U.S.-India strategic partnership, and looks forward to working closely with the new Indian government. Upon ...
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Student Visa Day: It’s Time to Study in the USA

On May 28, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai opened its doors to over 1,000 Indian students applying for visas to pursue higher education in the United States as part of “Student Visa Day.”  Each year, tens of thousands of bright, ambitious students from India choose U.S. educational institutions to fulfill their academic goals.  Indian students are ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell at American Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

Mr. Kant, Mr. Singha, distinguished members of the Amcham Board, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.  It is so nice to see a lot of welcoming faces, colleagues, and friends of both the United States and India.  I want to thank you for your kind invitation and the opportunity to address Amcham, an organization of enormous ...
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Demonstration Notice

Two political rallies are scheduled to take place in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) area of Mumbai, at the MMRDA grounds, on Sunday, April 20 and on Monday, April 21.  Massive turnouts, estimated at more than 200,000 persons, are expected at both rallies. Road closures, severe traffic disruptions, and protests (raasta rokos) are expected in the lead-up ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Opens “Women Inspiring Change” Photography Exhibit

Mumbai – U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will inaugurate a photography exhibit entitled “Women Inspiring Change,” on Tuesday, April 15 at 5:00 PM at the NCPA Primal Art Gallery.  This exhibit marks the Consulate’s fourth annual online photo contest on women’s empowerment.  At the opening, the top 15 photo submissions will go on display and awards will be ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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The United States and India Enhance Joint Capabilities To Fight Terrorism

(As prepared for delivery) The relationship between the United States and India, which are the two oldest and the largest democracies in the world, is very strategic.  Our two nations are committed to fighting terrorism and working to make life safe for all.  I am delighted to give Explosive Incident Countermeasures equipment worth $300,000 to ...
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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 the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai will visit Ahmedabad on April 25, 2014.  The team will process applications for U.S. passports and notarize documents for use in the United States. These services will ...
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Demonstration Notice

On March 6, 2014,  the Government of India formally announced that general elections will take place between April 7, 2014 and May 12, 2014, with results expected by May 16, 2014.  Due to logistical and security concerns, the states and territories will stagger elections on different dates within this time frame. Political parties are now in ...
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U.S. and India Strengthen Children’s Reading Skills

New Delhi – The United States and India launched a reading initiative to improve the reading skills of millions of primary school-aged children in India.  The READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream) Alliance is a $3.2 million partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indian Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS). Announcing the first call for ...
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U.S.-India Energy Dialogue 2014

New Delhi – The U.S.-India Energy Dialogue met in New Delhi on March 5-11. Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia hosted the government-to-government portion of the Dialogue meeting on March 11 with United States Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz.  The U.S. delegation included the Department of Energy, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the ...
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U.S. Embassy Reaches Out to India’s Hindi Readers With New Website

New Delhi – The U.S. Embassy in India today inaugurated its Hindi website.  Mrinal Pande, Chairperson of Prasar Bharati, was Chief Guest at the event, which featured remarks by U.S. Ambassador Nancy J. Powell and interactive displays highlighting the Embassy’s Hindi website (http://hindi.newdelhi.usembassy.gov/) and the Span Hindi Magazine web portal ( http://span.state.gov/hi ). The launch of ...
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U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and Habitat for Humanity India Build Home in Karjat

Mumbai – U.S. Consul General Peter Haas, along with 14 Consulate volunteers, joined volunteers from the Aditya Birla Group to build a Habitat for Humanity India home in Borichiwadi village, outside of Karjat, on February 22.  At the launch of the event, Consul General Haas said, “I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to join ...
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Consulate Staff Promote “MICE” Travel

On Tuesday, February 11, U.S. Consulate General Commercial Consul Camille Richardson and Vice Consul Beau Miller briefed an audience of 80 travel agents at a Qatar Airways event on the benefits and ease of arranging group travel to the United States.  Their participation was part of a Consulate General program to promote Meeting, Incentive, Conference, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Nancy J. Powell met with Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar

Marathi (PDF 310 KB) | Gujarati  (PDF 337 KB) U.S. Ambassador Nancy J. Powell today met with Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar.  This meeting was part of the U.S. Mission’s outreach to senior leaders of India’s major political parties in advance of the upcoming national elections.  During her visit to Gujarat, Ambassador Powell will meet with representatives ...
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Ambassador Powell Congratulates India

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Nancy J. Powell On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate India on its success in completing three years without a new case of polio being reported anywhere in the country.  India’s achievement and its collaboration with the United States and the international community represent our ...
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American Band Headlines at Kala Ghoda Festival

Mumbai – All-female string group, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards will perform as one of the opening acts at the Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai on Sunday, February 2, 18:45 PM. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards are brought to Mumbai by American Music Abroad, a people-to-people cultural exchange program designed to share America’s rich musical contributions ...
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Remarks at Participation in Indian Republic Day Heather Higginbottom Deputy Secretary of State

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to be here at this beautiful residence to celebrate India’s 65th Republic Day. Thank you, Ambassador Jaishankar and Madam Kyoko for graciously hosting and sharing this wonderful day with all of us. On this icy winter day, I want to ...
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Demonstration Notice

A large rally is scheduled to take place in the Bandra Kurla Complex area of Mumbai over the weekend of December 21-22.  Because of the potential for traffic delays and road closures, the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai advises United States citizens to avoid the BKC area from 8 p.m. Saturday, December 21 until 6 a.m. ...
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Demonstration Notice

Demonstrations are expected to take place in Mumbai this weekend related to the death of a New Delhi gang rape victim. Protesters reportedly began gathering on the Azad Maidan in South Mumbai mid-day on Saturday, December 29, and media was reporting a possible march from South Mumbai to the northern suburbs for later in the ...
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A commemoration of the death anniversary of social reformer Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has been scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 6 at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.  Groups calling for a permanent memorial at the park in honor of recently deceased Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray may also be present.  Police reports estimate 10-15 lakh ...
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