Graduation Ceremony of English Access Micro Scholarship Program

February 3, 2023 Amritsar — In partnership with the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, the Nanhi Chhaan Foundation (NCF) has successfully completed a two–year English Access Microscholarship Program for 100 economically disadvantaged students. Fifty undergraduate students from the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) College in Verka and fifty ...
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Government of Uttar Pradesh and USAID Launch New Initiative to Increase Tree Coverage in Uttar Pradesh

February 1, 2023 Lucknow — The Government of Uttar Pradesh’s Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on January 31, 2023, announced the launch of the “Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI)” program in Uttar Pradesh, which will bring together farmers, companies, and other private institutions to rapidly ...
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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nuland’s travel to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Qatar

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson January 27, 2023 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Qatar from January 28 to February 3, 2023. In Nepal, Under Secretary Nuland will engage with the new government on the broad agenda of the U.S. partnership with Nepal. ...
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U.S. Mission to India Launches Staffing Surge as Part of Expanded Efforts to Reduce Visitor Visa Wait Times

January 22, 2023 New Delhi: On January 21, the U.S. Mission in India launched the first in a series of special Saturday interview days, as part of a larger effort to reduce wait times for first-time visa applicants.  The United States Embassy in New Delhi and Consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad all opened ...
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EducationUSA to Host Annual Alumni Fair on January 21 at the American Center, New Delhi

Thursday, January 19, 2023   NEW DELHI:  The U.S. Embassy and the United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will host the 2023 Education USA Alumni Fair on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the American Center.  Alumni from 28 accredited U.S. universities and colleges will participate in this event, providing prospective ...
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USTDA, AirJaldi Networks Partner on Digital Connectivity in India

January 18, 2023 Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Indian internet service provider AirJaldi Networks for a feasibility study to help expand broadband connectivity to more than 30 million people in rural and peri-urban communities across India. AirJaldi selected Georgia-based Vernonburg Group LLC to conduct the study. ...
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USTDA Partners With Eight Indian States on Clean Energy

January 18, 2023 Arlington, VA – Today, U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Enoh T. Ebong launched the Interstate Clean Energy Procurement Program (ICEPP) in New Delhi, India. ICEPP will advance the development of clean energy infrastructure in eight Indian states through targeted training for public procurement officials on best value and life-cycle cost analysis. ...
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Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Lu’s Travel to India and Bangladesh

Media Note: Office of the Spokesperson January 10, 2023 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu will travel to India and Bangladesh January 12-15, for meetings on a range of priorities including energy, trade, security cooperation, religious freedom, labor, and human rights. In India, the Assistant Secretary will participate in ...
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U.S. Delivers an Additional 50,000 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine to Bhutan

December 17, 2022 Thimphu, Bhutan —The United States government has donated over 671 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as a part of its commitment to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic by getting shots into arms and saving lives around the world. On December 17, 2022, the U.S. government furthered this commitment through the delivery of an additional ...
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Joint Press Statement of the 19th meeting of the India-USA Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group

Joint Press Statement of the 19th meeting of the India-USA Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and the 5th session of the India-USA Designations Dialogue   Ministry of External Affairs Counter Terrorism Division December 13, 2022 The 19th meeting of the India-USA Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and the 5th session of the India-USA Designations Dialogue ...
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Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Congratulating Inaugural Quad Fellows

Press Release:  The White House Date: December 09, 2022 The United States congratulates the first cohort of Quad Fellows from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. At the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit this past May, President Biden, Prime Minister Albanese, Prime Minister Modi, and Prime Minister Kishida officially opened this Fellowship. Today we are proud ...
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U.S. Mission and Program Partners Celebrate 20th Anniversary of U.S. AFCP Projects in India

November 29, 2022 New Delhi:  On November 29, the United States Mission in India commemorated 20 years of cultural collaboration with India through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation by welcoming guests from the Ministry of Culture, the private sector, and civil society to a special celebration. “India’s rich cultural heritage has had a profound ...
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U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S.-India Business Council Sign MOU to Promote Collaboration on Development Programs in India

Date: November 17, 2022, Bengaluru   Recognizing that the private sector is a key driving force for India’s inclusive development, today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S India Business Council (USIBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the American and Indian business community’s engagement on key development goals. Signed during ...
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President Biden Announces New Initiatives at COP27 to Strengthen U.S. Leadership in Tackling Climate Change

Today at the 27th U.N. Climate Conference (COP27), President Biden will announce new initiatives to strengthen U.S. leadership tackling the climate crisis and galvanize global action and commitments. President Biden will demonstrate that the United States is following through on its existing commitments and initiatives while also accelerating new and expanded domestic and global efforts. As ...
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Japan hosts Australia, India, U.S. in Naval Exercise Malabar 2022

This year marks the 26th iteration of the Malabar series of exercises, which began in 1992 between the United States and India. The exercise has evolved in scope and partnerships and now includes Japan and Australia. This is the third time that all four nations have participated in Malabar to advance the collective planning, integration ...
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U.S. Mission in India and Indian Government Celebrate Vadodara’s First-Ever Municipal Bond Issuance

New Delhi – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Treasury officials joined counterparts today from India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the city of Vadodara, and the Securities and Exchange Board to celebrate the successful issuance of Vadodara’s first-ever municipal bond. The bond will provide funds for infrastructure in Vadodara. A written case study will also ...
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Appointment of Ambassador Elizabeth Jones as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at Embassy New Delhi

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

October 17, 2022 WASHINGTON – From October 17-20, 2022, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Scott Nathan will travel to Mumbai and New Delhi, India. He will highlight private sector-led development projects and discuss opportunities to accelerate economic growth and development in the country, and the greater Indo-Pacific region. In Mumbai, CEO Nathan ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Patricia A. Lacina Visits Bhutan to Commemorate U.S.-Bhutan COVID-19 Partnership

New Delhi:  During her visit to Bhutan, from September 26-October 1, 2022, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires joined Minister of Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor in a ceremonial event to commemorate years of successful U.S.- Bhutan partnership in health leading up to and combating the COVID-19 pandemic. CDA Lacina also met Health Minister Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo ...
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U.S. Department of Commerce to Lead Education Trade Mission to India, Sept.12-16

U.S. Higher Education Institutions Partner with India’s Education Sector New Delhi — Between September 12-16, the U.S. Department of Commerce will lead an Education Trade Mission to three cities in India:  Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi.  This trade mission will identify and promote opportunities for collaboration between Indian and American institutes of higher education. The ...
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U.S. Mission in India Issues Highest-Ever Number of Student Visas in 2022

New Delhi, September 6, 2022 – The U.S. Mission in India has issued a record-breaking 82,000 student visas in 2022 to date.  Indian students received more U.S. student visas than any other country. The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and four Consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai prioritized the processing of student visa applications from ...
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EducationUSA University Virtual Fairs September 3 and 10, 2022

New Delhi – EducationUSA, the official source of information about U.S. higher education, will hold U.S. University Virtual Fairs 2022 on two consecutive Saturdays, September 3 and 10, 2022.  The fairs will provide an online platform for students and their parents to interact with more than 100 accredited U.S. universities and colleges.  The event is ...
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Statement by President Joe Biden on India’s 75th Anniversary of Independence

As people around the world, including nearly four million proud Indian-Americans, celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence on August 15, the United States joins the people of India to honor its democratic journey, guided by Mahatma Gandhi’s enduring message of truth and non-violence. This year, we also celebrate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between ...
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