U.S., JMSDF and Indian Naval Forces Conclude Malabar 2018

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

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

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

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

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

In a sign of the continued vitality of U.S.-India people-to-people ties, 98 Fulbright scholars are gathering at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi for a three-day pre-departure orientation designed to introduce them to the academic, social, and cultural environment of the United States, and stimulate thought about their role as cultural ambassadors. A total of ...
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Foreign Missions in Delhi Celebrate Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for All Human Beings

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

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

Kolkata – U.S. Consul General in Kolkata, Craig Hall, along with Brigadier General David E. Brigham, Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, are visiting Siliguri, Darjeeling, Guwahati and Shillong this week.  The Brigadier General is on his first familiarization trip to the region; after a stopover in Darjeeling, the gateway to the Northeast, he ...
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U.S. Consulate Kolkata’s seventh anti-trafficking conclave to focus on calibrated bilateral as well as regional cross-border response mechanisms

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

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

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

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

Global India Fund in partnership with Samhita Social Ventures and Girl Rising and supported by the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and its four Consulates in India, organised a workshop on “Effective Communication Strategies to Counter and Prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV),” in Ranchi from April 12-14. This was the fourth in a series of five pan India workshops.  The first ...
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U.S. Participation in DEFEXPO 2018 Demonstrates Commitment to U.S.-India Major Defense Partnership Relationship

CHENNAI: A large and diverse U.S. delegation will attend DEFEXPO 2018, a key defense trade event in India and the region. The delegation will include active duty military officers, government officials, and industry executives – demonstrating the depth and breadth of the commitment of the United States to the U.S.-India Major Defense Partner relationship. The ...
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Registration Now Open for SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

Registration is open for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit.  U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster will be leading the Indian delegation to this year’s Summit, which will be held from June 20 to 22, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C.  The Summit will connect global business leaders with all ...
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India-Japan-US Trilateral Meeting Joint Press Release

India, Japan and the United States held the 9th Trilateral Meeting at Joint Secretary/Director General/Assistant Secretary level in New Delhi on April 4, 2018 to hold consultations on regional and global issues of mutual interest.   In accordance with the directions received from their Foreign Ministers, who met in New York on September 18, 2017 on ...
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Senior U.S. Officials Join Government of India to Welcome First Shipment of LNG

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

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

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

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

India and the United States are natural partners with a long history of collaboration on the fight against tuberculosis. At U.S. Mission India, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the National Institutes of Health have invested more than $150 million with in-country partners since ...
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Indo-U.S. Delegation Meets on February 26, 2018 for Defense Cooperation

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

Panel of Experts, Govt Officials, and Philanthropists Meet To Discuss Road Ahead New Delhi, February 20, 2018: The Dasra Philanthropy Week 2018, India’s leading annual philanthropy event, opened today in New Delhi with a convening of government officials, non-profits, foundations, and philanthropists discussing the need for urgent and formal collaboration to address India’s development challenges ...
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U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Discusses Strengthening the Strategic Military-to-Military Partnership with the Republic of India

The U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein departed New Delhi Sunday following meetings with U.S. Embassy leadership as well as Republic of India military leadership to discuss strengthening the strategic military-to-military partnership with India. On Wednesday, Gen. Goldfein met with U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India, Hon. Kenneth I. Juster. ...
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Announcing the Opening of the 2019 Fulbright Fellowship Application Season

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), announces the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru, Fulbright-Kalam and other Fulbright fellowships.  Such exchanges have helped bring the people of India and the United States closer together through opportunities that enrich fellows’ academic, research, teaching and professional capacity.  Alumni of exchange and scholarship programs administered by USIEF ...
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Battery Dance Company to Stage Performance in New Delhi

The U.S. Department of State and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) are presenting a performance, “Shakti: A Return to the Source,” by the New York-based Battery Dance Company.  The performance will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi. The performance is directed by ...
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U.S. Congratulates India on Joining the Australia Group

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON January 23, 2018 The United States congratulates India on becoming the newest member of the Australia Group, an informal forum that seeks to prevent the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons, and which now counts 43 members. This latest accomplishment underscores the Indian ...
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U.S. Navy Secretary Visits India

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer arrived in New Delhi yesterday for meetings with his counterparts in the Government of India. This is his first visit to India as Secretary of the Navy. Secretary Spencer met with Foreign Secretary Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba to discuss the ...
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Joint Statement on the First U.S.-India Counterterrorism Designations Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and India on the occasion of the first U.S.-India Counterterrorism Designations Dialogue. Begin Text: The inaugural U.S.-India Counterterrorism Designations Dialogue was held in New Delhi, India on December 18-19 to discuss increasing bilateral cooperation on terrorism-related designations. The ...
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Fact Sheet: President Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling a new National Security Strategy that sets a positive strategic direction for the United States that will restore America’s advantages in the world and build upon our country’s great strengths. The 2017 National ...
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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at the Global Entrepeneurship Summit Press Conference

International Convention Center Hyderabad, India SPOKESPERSON MCCLESKEY:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I’m Clayton McCleskey.  I’m the spokesperson for USAID.  Thank you so much for being here today and for coming to GES for the week, and for joining for our concluding press conference here.  We’ve got three speakers this afternoon.  First, we’ll have Jennifer Arangio, who is the ...
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Statement From USAID Administrator Mark Green on World AIDS Day

Tomorrow, on World AIDS Day, the United States reaffirms our commitment to ending HIV/AIDS. This day also serves as a remembrance of the millions who have lost their lives to this disease.  Nevertheless, we remain encouraged by the tremendous progress made by the global health community in controlling HIV/AIDS. The U.S. Government, through the U.S. ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson on the Release of Hafiz Saeed

The United States is deeply concerned that Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) leader Hafiz Seed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan. LeT is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in terrorist attacks, including a number of American citizens. The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested ...
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U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster Presents Credentials

United States Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster presented his credentials to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday during an official ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. “It was an honor to present my credentials to President Kovind,” Ambassador Juster remarked. “I thank the President for a very warm and gracious welcome, and am looking forward to ...
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USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to India

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to India from November 28 to December 1.  He will participate in the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), a preeminent business gathering that welcomes over 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of innovation from 150 countries.  USAID’s Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Senior Coordinator for Gender ...
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Briefing on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Special Briefing Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President; Michelle Bekkering, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment; Tom Vajda, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Via Teleconference November 21, 2017 MS NAUERT: And thanks to all of you for joining us today to ...
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Background Briefing on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Special Briefing Senior Administration Officials Via Teleconference November 21, 2017 MODERATOR: Okay. Thank you. And with that we’ll take your questions and — SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL ONE: And may I just add, before we jump into questions, one thing I just wanted to highlight on background – it’s [Senior Administration Official One] speaking – this ...
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Press Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Washington, DC On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence. Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests ...
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Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead ...
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The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata, Contact Base Launch Program to Provide Support to Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Four Cities of East India

Ranchi – The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata in collaboration with the social enterprise Contact Base, is launching a youth entrepreneurship initiative – Y4BIZ (Youth for Business) in four cities in East India (Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi and Kolkata). The program in Ranchi is being organized in association with the Jharkhand Government. The Y4BIZ program aims to ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

The White House Office of the Press Secretary President Donald J. Trump met today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in Manila, Philippines. The two leaders discussed the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States and India and their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. They pledged to enhance their cooperation ...
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U.S. Team to Search for World War II Dead

Kolkata – Investigators from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) returned to India this week to continue the search for remains of U.S. personnel missing since World War II.  Last year, DPAA deployed a team to northeast India for 30 days in search of remains for unaccounted-for U.S. airmen, and this is their fifth mission ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Anniversary of the Birth of Guru Nanak Devji

Today, President Donald J. Trump sends warm wishes to Sikh Americans and Sikhs around the world as they celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder and first guru of Sikhism. The Sikh community today exemplifies the fundamental values that all Americans share: peace, tolerance, compassion, and service. President Trump also recognizes the ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to Goa, India

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to Goa, India, November 1-2. Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will lead the U.S. delegation to the inaugural U.S.-India Ocean Dialogue, hosted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs at India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial ...
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Statement from the President on the Terrorist Attack in New York City

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s terrorist attack in New York City and their families. My Administration will provide its full support to the New York City Police Department, including through a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We offer our ...
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Joint Statement from Secretary Ross and Minister Prabhu on the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue

International Trade Administration Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov On October 27, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu met to discuss the U.S.-India commercial relationship and launch their first session of the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue. Upon noting the impressive three-fold increase in total U.S.-India trade ...
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Under Secretary McKinney to Lead USDA Trade Mission to India

Contact: press@fas.usda.gov or (202) 720-7115 WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead an agribusiness trade mission to India Oct. 27-Nov. 3. Making his first international trip as Under Secretary, McKinney will head a delegation of approximately 50 business, trade association ...
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Briefing by Acting A/S for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice G. Wells

Special Briefing Office of the Spokesperson Press Correspondents Room Washington, DC October 27, 2017 MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. Good morning. How’s everyone? QUESTION: Great. MS NAUERT: I see some new faces here. I’d like to introduce you to Ambassador Alice Wells, who’s our acting assistant secretary for SCA. Ambassador Wells just returned; she’s a little ...
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USTR Lighthizer Statement on the U.S.-India Bilateral Trade Policy Forum

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer welcomed Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sri Suresh Prabhu, for the annual U.S.-India Bilateral Trade Policy Forum (TPF). The Ministers and their delegations met to discuss a full agenda of bilateral trade issues. “Our work under the Trade Policy Forum focused on achieving progress towards ...
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Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, and Switzerland

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Riyadh, Doha, Islamabad, New Delhi, and Geneva October 20-27. In Riyadh, Secretary Tillerson will take part in the inaugural Coordination Council meeting between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The Secretary will also meet with various Saudi leaders to ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Deliver Remarks on U.S.-India Partnership at CSIS

Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 17, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will deliver remarks on “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Wednesday, October 18, at 10 a.m. His remarks will be followed by a ...
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Coding to end wildlife trafficking: India’s first Zoohackathon to find solutions to eradicate this threat

India’s first Zoohackathon successfully ended yesterday coinciding with the culmination of the Wildlife Week celebrations 2017. Zoohackathon was organised for the first time in India by the U.S. Embassy, TRAFFIC India and WWF-India at the WWF-India Secretariat on 7-8 October 2017 and brought together young developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to create ...
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U.S. and Indian officials brief on progress towards the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Hyderabad – Senior officials representing the joint U.S. and Indian organizing team for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) addressed journalists in Hyderabad today, offering further insight into the program and planning process for the Summit to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30. Representing the U.S. government were Jennifer Arangio, Senior Director for International Organizations ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Today, high-level‎ delegations from the Governments of India and the United States met at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be held November 28-30 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India. The Summit will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and Advisor to the ...
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India and United States Renew Commitment to Joint Collaboration on Health

Collaboration on research, global health security and access to medicines will benefit both countries The second India-U.S. Health Dialogue (September 26-27, 2017) concluded in New Delhi today. The bilateral Dialogue was jointly inaugurated by Secretary CK Mishra, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Secretary Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Department of Health Research (DHR), MOHFW, Mr. ...
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Travels to India

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will embark on Sunday, Sept. 24, to underscore the enduring U.S. commitment to strategic partner India. From Tuesday, Sept. 26. to Sept. 28, Secretary Mattis visits India where he will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the India Gate, and will meet with the Defense Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman, ...
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TIE Global and U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and Consulates partner to empower women entrepreneurs from 27 Indian cities

An important Milestone on the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit  (GES) announced by P.M. Modi recently           The All India Roadshow on Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE) spurs commitment to seed launch of Achieving Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Fund I, a $25 million early stage equity fund for women owned and ...
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USAID & GIZ Launch India’s First International Conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy

More than 300 International Energy Experts Converge to Develop India-Specific Solutions Wednesday, September 6, 2017:  The U.S. Agency for International Development and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), under the bilateral cooperation with the Ministry of Power (MOP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), jointly hosted today India’s first international conference on ...
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Pearl Harbor Departs Goa, India

America Amphibious Ready Group Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 Commander, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Release Number: AMAARG#21 Written by USS Pearl Harbor (LHS 52) Public Affairs GOA, India – The Whidbey Island-class (cargo variant) amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed Goa, India, after a scheduled ...
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State Department Terrorist Designation of Hizbul Mujahideen

The Department of State has designated Hizbul Mujahideen—also known as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, also known as HM—as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.  These designations seek to deny HM the resources it needs to ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to congratulate the 1.2 billion citizens of India, who will celebrate 70 years of freedom and independence on August 15. The leaders resolved to enhance peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new 2-by-2 ministerial dialogue that will elevate ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Indian Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, best wishes to the people of India as they celebrate their independence day and continue the journey we began together 70 years ago. The United States is proud to stand with the people of India, the ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Joint Statement by Telangana IT and Industries Minister, K. T. Rama Rao and U.S. Consul General Katherine Hadda Hyderabad: We are delighted that Hyderabad will be the site of the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). As NITI Aayog CEO Kant and Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson noted in their announcement , the GES is the preeminent annual ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be Held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Following the announcement by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi in Washington that the United States and India will co-host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), we are pleased to announce the event will be held November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India.  The theme of the Summit will be Women First, Prosperity for All, highlighting the ...
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U.S. Embassy and CII launch Antipiracy film-making competition for students of Northern India

The U.S. Embassy and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today launched an antipiracy film-making competition to help promote Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the institution of a strong IP ecosystem in India. This unique contest, which is open to students aged 18-25 years from schools, colleges, and universities throughout north India, calls for competitors ...
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Deputy Assistant to the President Lisa Curtis and Acting A/S of State Alice Wells Travel to India

Deputy Assistant to the President Lisa Curtis and Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells Travel to India Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis traveled to New Delhi July 31 to August 1. She was joined by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells travel to South Asia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Alice Wells will travel to New Delhi, India and Islamabad, Pakistan on her introductory trip to the region, July 30–August 8.  She will meet with government officials, ...
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U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits to Announce Progress on Nepal Compact

U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits to Announce Progress on Nepal Compact, Business Opportunities A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) led by Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America, visited Mumbai and New Delhi to announce upcoming business opportunities associated with the agency’s planned ...
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International Incubator Nexus graduates its premier group of startups

New Delhi — The Nexus Incubator, a collaboration between the University of Texas and the U.S. State Department graduated its first group of 10 startups on Friday, July 21. The Startups were chosen from over 113 applications from all over India, underwent an intense 10 week training program that featured workshops led by expert speakers ...
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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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YES BANK partners with OPIC and Wells Fargo to Support Financing of Women Entrepreneurs and SMEs

Loan agreements totaling USD $150 million to support SMEs in India USD $50 million dedicated for financing women-owned businesses; USD $50 million to support financing SMEs in low income states Continued faith and trust reposed by world’s leading development finance institutions in YES BANK’s business and financial model WASHINGTON: YES BANK, India’s 4th largest Private ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary Condemning the Terrorist Attack on Religious Pilgrims in India

The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on religious pilgrims in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on July 10.  We extend condolences to the victims’ families and the people of India.  An attack on religious freedom is an attack on the most fundamental right ...
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Malabar exercise helps ensure that India, Japan, US are ready to protect shared interests in the Indo-Pacific

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

By CTF 70 Public Affairs CHENNAI, India – Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2017, July 7-17, 2017. Malabar 2017 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of ...
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Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation…

Full Title: Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity This June, we the undersigned diplomatic missions in India’s capital, reaffirm our countries’ strong commitment to promote the universality of human rights and to ensure that everyone, regardless of ...
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Frequently Asked Questions on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

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Fact Sheet: The United States and India — Prosperity Through Partnership

The White House Office of the Press Secretary President Donald Trump hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 26, 2017. The visit reinforced the close ties between the United States and India that have strengthened both great democracies. Highlights of this cooperation include: Global Partners on Defense and Security Major Defense ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

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Ministers and representatives from 12 Indian states met in New Delhi today to discuss strategies to leverage partnerships with the private sector, international organizations, and civil society to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the United States and India. The one-day conclave was hosted by the Delhi Commission for Women and NGO Shakti Vahini ...
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Restriction on Personal Electronics in American Centers

Effective May 18, 2017, visitors may not bring laptop computers or tablets into the American Centers in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.  This prohibition applies to all models of laptops and tablets, including Netbooks, Chromebooks, iPads, Kindles, and MacBooks.  None of the American Centers will be able to store visitors’ devices. Note this restriction in ...
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Finalists Announced for the 2018-19 Tibetan Scholarship Program

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Working Together To Combat Human Trafficking

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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our Allies and the U.S. homeland. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.  Upon assuming office, President Trump ordered a thorough ...
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Op-ed by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Loss Carlson A neo-natal resuscitator that saves newborn children’s lives. An organic bio-stimulant that increases crop yields while simultaneously reducing fertiliser requirements. A device that provides a dignified solution for bowel function to bed-ridden patients. What do they all have in common? All are Indo-American innovations that are making a ...
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United States Helps Lead Fight for Greater Transparency at the United Nations

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United States Announces Potential Opportunities in Nepal

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Defense Secretary Meets With Indian National Security Advisor

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Sec. Tillerson to host Ministers of the Global Coalition working to defeat ISIS, March 22

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

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

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Mark A. White Sworn in as Mission Director to USAID/India

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USAID, Kiawah Trust and Dasra Launch ‘10to19’ A New Collaborative to Empower Five Million Adolescents across India

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

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President Trump’s Women’s History Month Proclamation

We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in our history, as well as those unsung women heroes of our ...
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Speaker Ryan’s Statement on Meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar: “The relationship between the United States and India is rooted in shared values of democracy and freedom. We had a great opportunity today to build on this critical partnership by discussing ways to enhance our economic and defense ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress

As the President laid out in his address to Congress, the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our partners and allies. We will also continue to support policies and institutions that keep Americans safe, including a robust NATO where Allies meet their responsibilities, an immigration ...
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U.S.-India Strategic Partnership on Display at Aero India 2017

Bengaluru — The United States is proud to be a leading contributor to Aero India 2017.  Our robust participation is a testament to the strength of the United States and India’s strategic partnership.  The high-level U.S. delegation, impressive array of American military platforms and personnel, and significant representation from U.S. industry are a concrete example ...
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Announcing Opening of 2018 Fulbright-Nehru and Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship Application Season

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships. Such exchanges have, over the years, helped bring the people of India and the United States closer together. In 2008, the U.S. and Indian governments agreed to significantly increase the number of scholarships awarded each year. ...
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President Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting Rights of LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election. The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination ...
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U.S. and Indian Governments Identify Cause of Unexplained Illness in Bihar

The Lancet Global Health on January 31, 2017, published the results of a collaborative investigation by Indian and U.S. authorities revealing the causes of a mysterious outbreak in Muzaffarpur, Bihar which has claimed the lives of hundreds of children.  From 2013 to 2014 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in close collaboration with National ...
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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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Readout of the President’s Call With Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

During a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, President Trump emphasized that the United States considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world.  The two discussed opportunities to strengthen the partnership between the United States and India in broad areas such as the economy and defense. They also ...
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Inaugural Ball To Mark Swearing In of New U.S. President Donald Trump

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It was a pleasure to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the last day of my tenure as U.S. Ambassador to India. We spoke about a range of issues, and the substantial progress we have made in the U.S.-India relationship over the past two years. We discussed bilateral accomplishments in the area of ...
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Inaugural Address of President Donald J. Trump

(As Prepared for Delivery) Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine ...
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The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Modi of India

The White House Office of the Press Secretary January 18, 2017 President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to thank the Prime Minister for his partnership and to review joint efforts of cooperation including defense, civil nuclear energy, and enhanced people-to-people ties.  Recalling his visit as Chief Guest at ...
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EducationUSA@USIEF Hosts 10th Annual Student Alumni Fair

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

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

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

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

Kolkata: The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata, in association with CUTS International think tank, East West Center in Washington D.C. and Indian Chamber of Commerce, hosted the “Indo-Asia Connectivity for Shared Prosperity” conference in Kolkata. Several U.S. government officials and government officials, businessmen, policymakers from the India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Japan emphasized the ...
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U.S. – India Defense Relations Fact Sheet, December 8, 2016

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

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

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made an official visit to India at the invitation of Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar today, marking the seventh interaction between the two leaders.  Raksha Mantri Parrikar and Secretary Carter reviewed the tremendous progress made in bilateral defense ties and discussed the immense promise for the future of India-U.S. ...
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Readout of Secretary Carter’s Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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

Mumbai – Recognizing India’s expanding leadership role in regional and global security, the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and Mumbai University today jointly launched a new one-year certificate course on international security studies. The program, the first one-year certificate course of its kind in India, is being offered at the Department of Civics and Politics at ...
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Statement by Ambassador Richard R. Verma on the Death of the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa

On behalf of the United States, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and the people of Tamil Nadu following her passing yesterday. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will be remembered for her years of public service to Tamil Nadu and as a supporter of closer ties between the United States ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visits Agartala for the first time

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

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

Yesterday, India and the United States signed a landmark deal for 145 M777 howitzer artillery guns.  Indian industry will partner with the U.S. defense subsidiary of BAE Systems to locally assemble, integrate, and test the howitzers, supporting Prime Minister Modi’s Make-in-India campaign.  This deal marks a major step forward in the U.S.-India defense relationship and ...
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  What is the common link between Cricket, Chili’s and Century21? All have launched profitable business ventures through the franchising model and have established growth plans for future expansion. In response to a sharp increase in the number of requests for assistance from U.S. franchise brands in recent years, the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates World AIDS Day

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

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

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

Richard R. Verma, the United States Ambassador to India, was honored to pay a return visit to Amritsar, Punjab on November 23.  The Ambassador paid his respects at Sri Harmandir Sahib, commonly known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual center of the Sikh faith.  He took part in a traditional langar, serving food to worshipers ...
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Ambassador Richard Verma Launches 3rd Triangular Training in Agriculture at Jaipur

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

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

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

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

International student enrollment in the U.S. tops one million for the first time Students from India increased by 25% to 165,918 – Record Number of Students, Record Increase An increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in a global society. ...
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Ladies and gentleman, on behalf of Embassy New Delhi, I’d like to welcome everyone to this year’s Marine Corps Ball.  It’s an immense honor to be here this evening to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the United States Marine Corps .  There’s a common saying that the life of a Marine is to defend the American way of life.  ...
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Air Quality and Health Workshop Explores Bilateral Research Opportunities

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

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

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

To all who are celebrating the festival of lights across America and around the world, happy Diwali. As Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists light the diya, share in prayers, decorate their homes, and open their doors to host and feast with loved ones, we recognize that this holiday rejoices in the triumph of good over ...
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In a continuation of the educational partnership between the United States and India, the U.S. Department of State and the University Grants Commission are pleased to announce the eight institutional partnership projects for the fifth and final round of Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards (formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative).  The ...
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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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Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

This June, we the undersigned diplomatic missions in India’s capital, reaffirm our countries’ strong commitment to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) citizens. At home, and increasingly abroad, many countries support, organize, or participate in events to celebrate the diversity of their citizens, to reduce discrimination and misinformation about the LGBTI ...
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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 entrepreneurship space.  The ...
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Global Entry MOU with India to Expedite Smooth, Faster Travel

Citizens of India eyeing a visit to the U.S. are one step closer to smoother entry under a new CBP Trusted Traveler initiative signed by representatives from both nations June 3. CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan and Arun K. Singh, ambassador of India to the U.S., signed a Memorandum of Understanding toward India’s participation ...
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Creation of the North India Office at Embassy New Delhi

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the creation of a North India Office that will manage U.S. Government outreach to the more than 355 million Indian citizens that live in the Embassy’s New Delhi Consular District. As the U.S. relationship with India strengthens, the extent of our partnership becomes more diverse and deeper.   ...
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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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Today the Embassy of the United States of America and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announced grants to nine of India’s top clean energy innovators. The awards were funded through the PACEsetter Fund , a ₹50 crore (US$7.9 million) account maintained jointly between the two governments. PACEsetter Fund awards were given to projects focused on ...
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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Power today launched India’s first integrated web portal designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India. The portal ( www.nzeb.in ) was launched by Mr. Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, and Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, USAID Mission Director to ...
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The Embassy of the United States of America today opened a two-day workshop here on combating air pollution in North India. Mr. Sanjiv Saran (IAS), Chairman, UP Pollution Control Board and Mr. Jonathan Kessler, Director-North India Office, US Embassy New Delhi, inaugurated the workshop, which is part of a series of workshops being held in ...
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The Embassy of the United States of America today opened a two-day workshop here on combating air pollution in North India. Shri Manpreet Singh, Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board and Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University inaugurated the workshop, which is part of a series of workshops being held in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, ...
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The Embassy of the United States of America today launched a series of workshops on combatting air pollution in North India.  Health Minister of Delhi, Mr. Satyender Jain, inaugurated the workshops which will be held in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Lucknow from May 17-26.  The workshops are organized by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) ...
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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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Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to India

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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Repatriation Ceremony

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FBI and NIA exchange terror investigation techniques

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USAID and ADB Sign MOU to Develop Solar Parks

New Delhi | March 28, 2016 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate $848 million (Rs. 5,681 crore) in funding to develop solar parks across India. The agreement was signed by Jonathan Addleton, Mission Director, USAID/India and M. Teresa Kho, Country ...
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FBI, NIA and NSG partner to fight IEDs

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 in Manesar, India. ...
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Ambassador Verma concentrated on economic, spiritual, and maternal health during his first official visit to Uttarakhand on March 5-6, 2016 In a meeting with the state’s Cabinet Minister Dinesh Agarwal and Chief Secretary Shatrughna Singh, Ambassador Verma discussed the fast-growing state’s successful experience attracting investment in diverse areas, as well as opportunities to cooperate on ...
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U.S. and India Renew Commitment to End TB in Honor of Upcoming World TB Day

U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma was joined today by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, the Government of India’s Brand Ambassador for theCall to Action for a TB-free India, civil society, health workers, patient advocates, and corporate representatives for a reception in anticipation of World Tuberculosis Day on March 24. Aimed at keeping up the recent ...
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The United States and India Partner on Cancer and Traditional Medicine Research Efforts

Collaborative research on cancer and traditional medicine may pave the way for potential breakthroughs The first U.S.-India Workshop on Traditional Medicine (March 3-4, 2016) began in New Delhi today. The Workshop was jointly inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik and U.S. Ambassador ...
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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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Announcing Opening of 2017 Fulbright-Nehru and Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship Application Season

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships.  Such exchanges have, over the years, helped bring the people of India and the United States closer together.  In 2008, the U.S. and Indian governments agreed to significantly increase the number of scholarships awarded each year. ...
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Education, innovation, and competitiveness were the three hallmarks of United States Ambassador to India, Richard R. Verma’s official visit to Jaipur, his first official visit to Rajasthan. Ambassador Verma discussed our ongoing U.S.-India cooperation in infrastructure development and smart cities, particularly U.S. partner city Ajmer, with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.  The Ambassador also paid a ...
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2nd Meeting of Joint Working Group on Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation, 15-18 Feb 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 the representatives of ...
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The United States and India Partner to Broaden Efforts to Fight Cancer

Incidence and mortality rates are on the rise in India; prevention, early detection, and research may improve outcomes Representatives from the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institutes of Health visited Chennai and Tamil Nadu from February 22-24, 2016, to discuss partnership opportunities with their Indian cancer control and research colleagues on ways to ...
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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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Ambassador Richard Verma Promotes U.S.-India Space Engagement, Looking Forward to Visits from NASA Deputy Newman, Astronaut Williams

“The United States and India have a long and successful history of space cooperation. … Auspicious would be a good way to describe the cooperation between India and the United States on space science.”  Ambassador Richard R. Verma said these words almost a year ago, and they still hold true as he looks to welcome ...
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U.S.-India Internship Program a hit at IIT-Gandhinagar

Within two days of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding among the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-GN), and Karmany  to launch an internship program, over 100 undergraduate students at IIT-GN have hit “apply.” As part of this program, Karmany created a user-friendly online portal where ...
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Indian Entrepreneurs, Investors: Registration is Open for the June 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

Registration opens today for the 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held June 22-24 in Silicon Valley, California. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual gathering that brings together investors and entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. This year’s Summit will take place in Silicon Valley, the heart of some of the world’s ...
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U.S. Announces $21 Million in Awards to Address and Treat TB in India

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced three new awards to support the Government of India’s efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) in India. As part of the Tuberculosis Health Action Learning Initiative (THALI) project, $7.5 million were awarded to the World Health Partners (WHP) to implement activities in Kolkata and $7.5 million were ...
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U.S. Ambassador Verma and Kelly Craighead, Executive Director, National Travel and Tourism Office, Dept. of Commerce to inaugurate the USA Pavilion

U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma and Kelly Craighead, Executive Director, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, will inaugurate the Brand USA pavilion at the South Asia Travel and Tourism Expo (SATTE) 2016 to be held January 29-31, 2016, in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. “I welcome Kelly to India to ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker opens Registration for 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Innovation-Focused Summit to Provide Global Investors and Economic Developers with Latest Information on Investment in the United States U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Ambassador Richard R.Verma today announced that registration is now open for the third SelectUSA Investment Summit to be held June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The Summit’s theme is “The Innovation Advantage” and will ...
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‘Beyond Cash’ Identifies Barriers and Solutions to a Digital, Inclusive Economy in India

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today released a report identifying key ways to ensure the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s national mission for financial inclusion. The report, Beyond Cash, highlights the current behaviors and perceptions of digital payments in low-income communities in India, and suggests ideas on how policy makers can accelerate the adoption ...
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U.S. Consul General Craig Hall Visits Jamshedpur

U.S. Consul General Craig Hall visited Jamshedpur for the first time on January 14-15.  During his tour, he highlighted several key elements of the U.S. – India strategic relationship, with special emphasis on trade, commerce, and mutual business opportunities. Consul General Hall visited a number of industries including Tata Steel, Tata Timken, Tata Cummins and JUSCO.  ...
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U.S. Ambassador Launches Passport to India MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

Course to encourage young Americans to study and intern in India U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma opened enrollment for a new MOOC (massive open online course) funded by the U.S. Department of State’s  Passport to India Initiative . The six-week course, entitled “The Importance of India,” will be delivered via the world’s largest online course platform Coursera , to garner ...
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Caravan ‘Swaraksha’ Launched To Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

The U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad and “Prajwala” a Hyderabad-based anti-trafficking organization, launched their joint project: “Swaraksha” a community awakening CARAVAN to counter trafficking. From January 9th 2016 to May 2016, the caravan will stop in each of the 53 districts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha. The campaign aims to awaken the communities on the ...
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Mission India Fact Sheet 2015

U.S. Visitors Our Mission in India processed over 1 million visa applications.  We process more H-1B and L employment visas than other country, with Indians receiving 69% of all H visas and 30% all L visas issued worldwide. Last year saw record growth in the number of Indians studying in the United States.  More than ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma (@usambindia) paid his first official visit to Varanasi December 16-17, 2015.  During his visit, Ambassador Verma spoke to the students and faculty of Banaras Hindu University about the importance of the recently concluded Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change and the future of U.S.-India relations.  He articulated the vital roles U.S. and Indian businesses and organizations can play in adapting to climate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Ambassador Verma Applauds Sulabh’s Innovative Efforts to Improve Sanitation

The U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma today visited the headquarters of Sulabh International to witness the award-winning organization’s innovative sanitation and behavior change work. At Sulabh’s West Delhi complex, Verma also met with Dalit women who were formerly manual scavengers. Set up by eminent sociologist and social activist Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Sulabh is a ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Celebrates American Independence Day with Baseball and Military Band

The United States Embassy celebrated America’s 239th Independence Day with a baseball-themed event at the Taj Palace Hotel today.  India’s Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh was the Chief Guest, with over 1200 dignitaries from government, business, the diplomatic corps, and civil society in attendance.  Each year, the United States celebrates its ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates American Independence Day with Baseball and Military Band

The United States Embassy celebrated America’s 239th Independence Day with a baseball-themed event at the Taj Palace Hotel today.  India’s Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh was the Chief Guest, with over 1200 dignitaries from government, business, the diplomatic corps, and civil society in attendance.  Each year, the United States celebrates its independence ...
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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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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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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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India, United States Establish “PACEsetter Fund” to Accelerate Off-Grid Clean Energy Innovation

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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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“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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Pre-Departure Orientation For U.S. Bound Students At The American Center – Kolkata

EducationUSA Kolkata, a part of the worldwide program administered by the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) hosted its annual Pre-Departure Orientation program for U.S. bound undergraduate and post graduate students in the American Center, Lincoln Room on Friday, June 26, 2015. The day-long program offered the students an opportunity to interact with U.S. Consul General ...
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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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U.S. and India Commit to a Future of Expanded Health Collaboration

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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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Education Ties between India and the United States Grow Stronger: Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Announces Fourth Round of Awards

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 Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards (formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative).  The initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships ...
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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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EducationUSA’s Pre-departure Orientation for students admitted to U.S. universities for academic year 2015-16

EducationUSA Center at the United States – India Educational Foundation invites students joining U.S. universities in the academic year 2015-16 to a pre-departure orientation on Friday July 10, 2015, 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chennai. The event will have interactive sessions on a range of topics covering travel planning, F1 visa rules as an ...
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Worldwide Delay in Processing of U.S. Visas and Passports

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 issue is affecting ...
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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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Worldwide Delay in Processing of U.S. Visas and Passports

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 issue is affecting ...
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USAID and Tata Trust Partner to Support Development Innovations in India

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 health, nutrition, tuberculosis ...
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United States and India Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

U.S. Ambassador to India Mr. Richard Verma and Indian Revenue Secretary Mr. Shaktikanta Das 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 of the signed ...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Tours Indian Eastern Naval Command in Vishakapatnam, Heads to New Delhi for Talks

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter completed his visit to the Eastern Naval Command in the port city of Vishakapatnam this afternoon, where he met with senior Navy officials and toured the INS Sahyadri, India’s indigenous stealth frigate, before departing for New Delhi for talks with Indian government officials. Carter’s trip to India is part ...
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U.S. Mission to India Processes Over 4000 Student Visa Applications on its Annual “Student Visa Day”

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and Consulates General in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai, organized “Student Visa Day” on May 28 dedicated to only processing student visa applications.  U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma in Delhi and Consuls General throughout India congratulated the day’s applicants as they joined the growing ranks of Indian students who ...
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Student Visa Day – Welcoming Students to the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Delhi, and Consulates General in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai, opened their doors on May 28 to over 4,000 Indian students who applied for visas to pursue education in the United States.  U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma in Delhi and Consuls General throughout India congratulated the day’s applicants as they joined ...
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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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India and U.S. to Strengthen Livelihoods of Over 3,000 Afghan Women

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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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Chandigarh Hosts First TESOL Event in India

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with TESOL International Association and the Regional Institute of English (RIE), hosted a special training program for English language teachers in Chandigarh on April 24 and 25, 2015. The program – called a TESOL Academy , which is for Teachers of English to ...
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International Symposium On Climate Change Spurs Kolkata, Guwahati And Patna To Emerge As Climate Smart Cities

The U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata in collaboration with Kennesaw State University, the South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE) & National Council on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (NCCSD) organized an international symposium on combating the impacts of climate change in urban settings to present an opportunity for Indian cities to develop unified city-level goals ...
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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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USAID and CKS Announce Early Grade Reading Awards

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 of primary ...
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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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USAID & Swayam Shikshan Prayog Support Global Dialogue on Women in India’s Clean Energy Sector

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, Ministry of ...
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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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India and the U.S. Pilot Study to Make the Yamuna Expressway Safer

During an event featuring the US 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 the Yamuna Expressway. ...
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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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