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.
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.
Ahead of the India-US Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi later this summer, Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao has met a key Republican lawmaker, who drives the party`s foreign policy in the House of Representatives.
New US Secretary of State John Kerry has called up External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid who said India was looking forward to take the bilateral ties to a higher level encompassing diverse sectors.