Asserting that there is a renewed optimism about India in the US and around the world, a top American corporate executive has said the new Indian government needs to revive business relations and focus on manufacturing, tourism and infrastructure to spur growth.
Suggesting that US President Barack and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had infused "new energy" into their stalled bilateral relationship, the New York Times wonders whether they can turn aspirations of "strategic partnership" into reality.
Describing the just concluded US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as extraordinarily successful, the White House has said that his meeting with President Barack Obama has re-energised the strategic relationship between the two largest democracies of the world.
Meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflects the "depth of strong relationship" between the two democracies of the world and their leaders, the White House has said.
Firming up cooperation against terrorism, India and the US on Tuesday vowed to make "joint and concerted efforts" to dismantle safe havens for terror and criminal networks like Dawood Ibrahim's D-Company, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, al Qaeda and Haqqani network.
Ahead of visits by top American diplomats to bolster economic and strategic ties with the new Indian government, the US has said it can play a key role to help India address challenges in priority areas such as defence, infrastructure and foreign investment.
The new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents an opportunity to reset Indo-US trade relations and work towards finding a solution to the contentious intellectual property rights issue, a top official of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce said on Thursday.
The Obama administration hopes that Indo-US strategic relationship would not only strengthen but would also reach a new high under Narendra Modi-led government, which has earned a strong and decisive mandate from the people of the country the first in 30 years.
Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat accused of giving false information to obtain a visa for her housekeeper and underpaying her, has finally returned home from the US and in a retaliatory move India expelled a same ranked US diplomat giving him 48 hours to leave the country.
Describing America`s relationship with India as an "extremely important" one, the White House today said that President Barack Obama believes strongly that ties need to continue and must be further cemented.
With Nisha Desai Biswal becoming US` first ever Indian-American point person for South Asia, Secretary of State John Kerry has said her success and that of others from the community is reflective of the deep ties his country has with India.