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President Trump may join PM Modi at 'Howdy Modi' event

15 Sep 2019

President Trump may join PM Modi at 'Howdy Modi' event

US President Donald Trump is likely to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas during his mega rally, ahead of the UNGA meet, on September 22. However, a final confirmation is still pending.

US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi

26 Jun 2019

US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi

Amid strained trade ties between India and United States, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday night.

India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror

30 Mar 2019

India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror

India and the United States yesterday underlined the need for Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from its soil.

India-US relationship flourished under PM Modi, says Trump administration official

22 Mar 2019

India-US relationship flourished under PM Modi, says Trump administration official

The relationship between India and the US flourished under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official in US President Donald Trump administration has said, adding it expects the ties to improve after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

India, US agree to build six nuclear-power plants in India

14 Mar 2019

India, US agree to build six nuclear-power plants in India

India and US have agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India, in a boost to bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation.

India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman

04 Dec 2018

India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman

Commencing her five-day official visit to the United States, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defense.

Trump won't attend India's 70th Republic Day parade. Here's why

30 Oct 2018

Trump won't attend India's 70th Republic Day parade. Here's why

US President Donald Trump will be unable to participate as Chief Guest of India's Republic Day 2019 celebrations due to scheduling constraints, White House confirmed.

Trump might not be chief guest for Republic Day 2019

29 Oct 2018

Trump might not be chief guest for Republic Day 2019

US President Donald Trump is unlikely to accept India's invitation to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations, sources said yesterday.

US warns India of sanctions over S-400 deal with Russia

04 Oct 2018

US warns India of sanctions over S-400 deal with Russia

The US has urged its allies to forgo transactions with Russia, warning that the S-400 missile defense system that India intends to buy from Russia would lead the US to implement sanctions against it.

Donald Trump says 'tariff king' India wants to start trade

02 Oct 2018

Donald Trump says 'tariff king' India wants to start trade

On Monday, Donald Trump called India 'tariff king' amid the existing trade tensions between the two countries, and claimed New Delhi wanted to start trade talks with Washington, as they wanted to keep him happy.

Will continue advocating for India's membership in NSG: US

13 Sep 2018

Will continue advocating for India's membership in NSG: US

India hasn't been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) because of China's veto, a Trump Administration official said today, asserting that the US will continue advocating for India's membership in the group as it meets all the criteria.

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

11 Sep 2018

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

The first India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi was consequential and a strategic milestone, a Trump administration official said yesterday, asserting the decisions taken during the talks propelled the bilateral relationship to a new level.

Trump wants to stop subsidies to growing-economies like India, China

08 Sep 2018

Trump wants to stop subsidies to growing-economies like India, China

US President Donald Trump yesterday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the US, which he considers as a "developing nation", to grow faster than anybody.

India-US talks: Is an 'Asian NATO' on the cards?

07 Sep 2018

India-US talks: Is an 'Asian NATO' on the cards?

The signing of the defense communication agreement between India and the US yesterday marks a significant development in India-US relations.

India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here

06 Sep 2018

India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here

On Thursday, India and the US signed a crucial agreement on military communications that could see Washington sell more arms to New Delhi.

US returns two antique statues worth $500,000 stolen from India

06 Sep 2018

US returns two antique statues worth $500,000 stolen from India

Two antique statues worth hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from India and displayed at two American museums have been repatriated to India by the US.

US to give Imran space to improve ties with India

31 Aug 2018

US to give Imran space to improve ties with India

The Trump administration wants to give new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan space to explore opportunities to improve relations with India, an official said.

2+2 dialogue important opportunity to enhance engagement with India: US

21 Aug 2018

2+2 dialogue important opportunity to enhance engagement with India: US

The US has said the upcoming "2+2 dialog" with India is an important opportunity to enhance engagement on a range of diplomatic issues and discuss how to operationalize India's status as a major defense partner.

India-US bilateral relationship continues to benefit from Vajpayee's vision: Pompeo

17 Aug 2018

India-US bilateral relationship continues to benefit from Vajpayee's vision: Pompeo

Atal Bihari Vajpayee recognized early on that the US-India partnership would contribute to the world's economic prosperity and security and the two democracies continue to benefit from his vision, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo yesterday said while condoling the death of the former Indian Prime Minister.

India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Pompeo

15 Aug 2018

India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Pompeo

India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law, the US said today while greeting the country on its Independence Day.

US Congress approves amendment to exempt India from Russian sanctions

02 Aug 2018

US Congress approves amendment to exempt India from Russian sanctions

The US Congress has cleared a $716bn defense bill that will exempt particular countries, including India, from sanctions for dealing with Russia.

US signs MoU with Indian company for power-project in AP

31 Jul 2018

US signs MoU with Indian company for power-project in AP

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Indian private sector firm IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL) have signed a MoU for the development of a 41 MW hybrid wind, solar, and energy storage power plant in Andhra Pradesh.

India key partner of US in Indo-Pacific region: Trump Admin

31 Jul 2018

India key partner of US in Indo-Pacific region: Trump Admin

India is a key partner in America's efforts to ensure peace, stability, and prosperity in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, Trump administration said.

India invites Donald Trump as 2019 R-Day chief guest: Report

13 Jul 2018

India invites Donald Trump as 2019 R-Day chief guest: Report

India has invited US President Donald Trump as the chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day function, TOI has reported.

US: Postponement of 2+2 meeting with India not over trade-disputes

28 Jun 2018

US: Postponement of 2+2 meeting with India not over trade-disputes

Despite repeated false accusations, rhetoric, and retaliatory trade policies, the US, on Wednesday, said that the postponement of the inaugural 2+2 meeting between its foreign and defense ministers with their Indian counterparts had "nothing to do with trade, sanctions or policy issues".

Harley Davidson tariffs, GSP to be discussed in Indo-US talks

12 Jun 2018

Harley Davidson tariffs, GSP to be discussed in Indo-US talks

After a long-drawn tension between the US and India over trade disputes, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are set to discuss terms in Washington.

India to go ahead with S-400 deal, despite US opposition

02 Jun 2018

India to go ahead with S-400 deal, despite US opposition

India has decided to go ahead with its purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, despite opposition from the US, said defense ministry officials, on the condition of anonymity.

US agrees to sell India Predator-drones, but New Delhi hesitant

01 May 2018

US agrees to sell India Predator-drones, but New Delhi hesitant

Days after the Donald Trump administration agreed to ease the US' weapons sale procedure, it has said it will supply Predator-B drones to India, the world's largest weapons buyer, so it can locate and shoot targets across seas and land borders.

India, China, four other countries in US' currency watchlist

15 Apr 2018

India, China, four other countries in US' currency watchlist

The US has added India to a list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, along with China and four other countries.

Application for H-1B visas opens today: All you should know

02 Apr 2018

Application for H-1B visas opens today: All you should know

The toughest ever application process for the US' H-1B, considered the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins today.

US scrutinizes India's plans to buy defense system from Russia

02 Apr 2018

US scrutinizes India's plans to buy defense system from Russia

Though India is a sovereign democracy which makes its own decisions, parleying with conflicting world powers is usually a tricky affair.

India to have military attaché in US Navy's Bahrain command

23 Mar 2018

India to have military attaché in US Navy's Bahrain command

In what is being described as a "path-breaking" development by military officials, India is set to have a military attaché in the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain.

First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed

18 Mar 2018

First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed

The first India-US two-plus-two meeting that was tentatively scheduled for April 18-19 has been postponed as of now.

US: Trading concerns to cause "most friction" in India-US ties

17 Mar 2018

US: Trading concerns to cause "most friction" in India-US ties

The thorny issue of trade in India-US ties is set to become even more prickly after US President Donald Trump railed against import taxes imposed by India, and challenged a bunch of Indian export subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed

11 Mar 2018

US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed

Plans to check Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its chief Hafiz Saeed is high on the agenda as Indian and US officials prepare for three-day discussions starting later this week.

Trump, Modi discuss Maldives, Afghanistan, Myanmar, N.Korea over a phone-call

09 Feb 2018

Trump, Modi discuss Maldives, Afghanistan, Myanmar, N.Korea over a phone-call

In unheralded moves, US President Donald Trump has been tilting away from Pakistan. He has also been deepening ties with his other South Asian ally, India to counter an aggressive China in the sub-continent.

India, US will hold first 2-by-2 dialogue in April

28 Jan 2018

India, US will hold first 2-by-2 dialogue in April

Reportedly, India and the US are expected to hold the first edition of long-awaited simultaneous meetings of their defense and external affairs ministers, called 2-by-2 dialogue in April at Washington DC.

Trump mimics Modi when discussing Afghanistan: Washington Post

23 Jan 2018

Trump mimics Modi when discussing Afghanistan: Washington Post

American President Donald Trump affected an Indian accent and mimiced Indian PM Narendra Modi when discussing Afghanistan in meetings, suggests a Washington Post report published on Sunday.

Report: Huge spike in Indian immigrants wanting US citizenship

19 Jan 2018

Report: Huge spike in Indian immigrants wanting US citizenship

A study by the Pew Research Centre has found that India and Ecuador registered the highest spikes in immigrants wanting to become US citizens between 2005-2015.

Relief for Indians: US denies considering changing H-1B extension policy

09 Jan 2018

Relief for Indians: US denies considering changing H-1B extension policy

A week after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians, the US has denied them.