Full Transcript: Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster’s Inaugural Policy Address

U.S.-India Relations: Building a Durable Partnership for the 21st Century Dr. Mohan:  Good afternoon.  I’m Raja Mohan, the Director for Carnegie India.  I’d like to welcome you all for this very special session with the new U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster.  He’s the new Ambassador, but I think he’s an old friend of India’s, ... Read More»

Inaugural Speech by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster – U.S.-India Relations: Building a Durable Partnership for the 21st Century

U.S.-India Relations: Building a Durable Partnership for the 21st Century Thank you very much, Raja, for that kind and generous introduction.  Thanks as well to your colleagues at Carnegie India and my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy for their hard work in putting this event together.  And, of course, thank you everyone for being here ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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

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

Ambassador Verma’s Farewell Meeting with Prime Minister Modi

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Withdrawal of Old High Denomination Currency

On 8 November 2016 the Indian Prime Minister announced that existing 500 and 1,000 Rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from immediate circulation.  Between 9 and 11 November 2016 the notes will still be accepted at airports, railway stations and hospitals.  Banks will exchange these notes between 10 November and 30 December 2016.  If you’re exchanging ... Read More»

The United States, India, and Global Connect: Partners in Making Affordable Internet a Reality

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers hosted a workshop in New Delhi today with leaders from government, development banks, the IT sector, civil society and private industry to discuss digital connectivity and broadband access as part of the Global Connect Initiative.  In September 2015, the Department of State launched the Global Connect Initiative which ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Verma “Advancing Cyber Norms and Internet Inclusion,” Global Connect Initiative Regional Stakeholders Workshop.

Shangri-La Eros Hotel, New Delhi | September 15, 2016 Good morning everyone.  It’s a pleasure to join you all for this important workshop on the Global Connect Initiative.  In the spirit of digital connectivity, I was initially thinking about appearing via hologram but I thought it best not to frighten our guests here today!  Let ... Read More»

Department of Justice and Indian Investigators Hold Workshop to Discuss Countering Terrorist Internet Use

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

USAID Announces Five New Agreements to Boost India’s Clean Energy and Environment Portfolio

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

Framework for the U.S.-India Cyber Relationship

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

Joint Statement: Second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue

1.         India and the United States held the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi today. External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman co-chaired the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Message to the 2016 Cyber Range Summit

Thank you for this opportunity to address the 2016 Cyber Range Summit. The U.S. Mission greatly values the partnerships we have with the business community, and I commend the Indian Chamber of Commerce, The Chatterjee Group and Ixia for their leadership in organizing this event. It’s a privilege to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to ... Read More»

Keynote Speech by Ambassador Richard Verma: The Opening of India’s Legal Services Sector

India Habitat Center, New Delhi (As prepared for delivery) Good Afternoon.  It’s a pleasure to be here with you this afternoon.  I would like to thank Professor Jayanth Krishna from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law Center and Dr. C. Raj Kumar from O.P. Jindal Global University for the invitation to speak with you today. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Verma at NITI Aayog Conference on Energy Data Management, Energy Modeling, and Geospatial Analysis

(As Prepared for Delivery) Introduction Good Morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you to our hosts, NITI Aayog, for putting together this conference and assembling such a notable group of leaders working to transform the future of India’s energy.  I’m truly honored to be here.  Thank you to NITI Aayog’s Vice Chairman Panagrahiya, and its CEO, ... Read More»

Ambassador Verma Visits a Multi-Specialty Hospital in Dharavi Treating HIV and Tuberculosis

U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma Visits a Multi-Specialty Hospital in Dharavi Treating HIV and Tuberculosis Mumbai: U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma visited the Sai Hospital in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum yesterday to learn about the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s support to test and diagnose HIV in patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB), ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma at the India-U.S. Millennium Alliance Awards Ceremony

April 14, 2016 | FICCI Federation House, New Delhi Good Morning! Let me begin by thanking the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Dr. Singh and his team – for hosting this event and for FICCI’s excellent partnership with the U.S. Government on the Millennium Alliance. I’d also like to specially ... Read More»
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