The Hall of Flags at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Building in downtown D.C., where the U.S. -India Business Council’s India Ideas Summit was being held on June 12, filled up to capacity with several hundred corporate honchos, Trump administration officials, media and think tankers, when it was announced that Google CEO Sunder Pichai would shortly be accepting USIBC’s Global Leadership Award.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, obviously in an effort to alleviate the recent frictions between Washington and New Delhi, has declared that the Trump administration is all in with regard to the U.S.-India strategic relationship, but hopes “our Indian friends will drop their trade barriers and trust in the competitiveness of their exporters and private-sector companies.”
India has decided to raise tariffs on imports of 29 goods from the US after having deferred the move several times since announcing it last year, media reported Saturday.
The United States is open to dialogue with India after taking away its preferential trading status, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday as he prepares to travel to New Delhi.
Veteran playwright and actor Girish Karnad died in Bangalore, June 10, of a prolonged illness. He was 81. He is survived by his wife Saraswathi and son Raghu Karnad.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected visit Sunday to a Colombo church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks on his first trip to neighboring Sri Lanka since his election triumph.
Sri Lanka's president has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.
India’s new External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will have his work cut out in making sure that the U.S.-India strategic relationship remains on auto-pilot and is not dissipated over growing irritants of trade and New Delhi’s close relationship with Iran, which is an festering anathema to the Trump administration.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi named a 57-member cabinet May 31, handing the powerful home affairs portfolio to Amit Shah, president of his Hindu nationalist BJP who is credited with delivering him the thunderous re-election.