The North India Office engages with approximately 400 million people in eight states and territories: the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand; and the Union Territory of Chandigarh and the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
The Office was created in 2015 in order to expand links between the United States and this dynamic region. In fact, these ties go back more than a hundred years as immigrants from North India were some of the first Indians to settle in the United States. Today, people-to-people ties, including with North India, form the foundation of the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between the United States and India.The Office also seeks to strengthen relationships with state and local governments, business communities, academic institutions, and civil society.
The North India region’s vibrancy is reflected in the programs and outreach conducted by the Office since its inception. The North India Office helped bring U.S. authors to the world-renowned Jaipur Literature Festival, and hosted jam sessions between American bluegrass musicians and traditional musicians from the foothills of the Himalayas. The Office promoted mutual trade and investment, supported the visits of U.S. experts in renewable energy to share best practices with Indian counterparts, built partnerships between Americans and Indians working to end trafficking-in-persons, and fostered the open exchange of ideas at universities in both countries. The efforts provided new economic opportunities for the people of North India and the United States, and helped strengthen diverse civil societies on both sides.
This work is just the beginning. The North India Office is committed to expanding these valuable partnerships, relationships, and exchanges.